Hurricane Ike Two Weeks and Three Days
Hurricane Ike two weeks and three days
After thinking a bit more about all of this the most remarkable thing was auditory.
· Locomotive roar of the tornado passing overhead
· Doors and windows rattling in the wind
· The neighbors green house glass breaking
· The tin on another neighbor’s house rattling as it was being torn off
· Horizontal rain and wind
· A single bird chirping in between bands of wind
· Generators running
· Chain saws running intermittently during the day
· Helicopters and planes overhead assessing the damage
· No radios or televisions or music systems
· No phone
· The silence of curfew—no cars, no hum of street lamps, no voices.
This is a photo of my fence. The wind rocked the posts back and forth so that there is over eight inches of excursion. I watched the neighbor’s fence undulating until it finally collapsed. It was an interesting variation of ‘the wave’ at sporting events.
Yes, that is a large hunk of concrete around the post. Each post has been propped up with a T-post until I can find a fence-mender and the insurance adjustor visits.