The Wind….

The wind….

just a happy dog

It Even Blew My Tongue

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She blew and blew.

Half of the windows in the main terminal at the St. Louis Airport have been blown in.  Turned-over semi trucks, shredded trees, and power lines block the interstates.  The scenes on the local news look like war zones, particularly at the airport.  Wow!  I’ve never seen such storm damage.

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33 Responses to The Wind….

  1. Hope no one got hurt and a cute puppy!! ^.^

    • LBeeeze says:

      Definitely very cute puppy, and such a unique photo with the wind blowing it’s ears.

      From all the local news coverage it appears there were no serious injuries, which is so hard to believe when you see the photos of the demolished airport. We didn’t have any damage at our house.

      Thanks so much!!!

  2. Crazy! I was thinking about you when I read the news. Glad you’re ok 🙂

    • LBeeeze says:

      Thank you so much. We were very lucky. No damage at our house.

      During the storms we stayed in front of the TV so we’d know when/if we had to run to the basement, so we knew a tornado had been spotted by a professional storm tracker at the airport, but had no idea how bad it really was. It shredded northern St. Louis County. I’m sure we’ll learn more once daylight comes.

      • I hope you continue to stay out of harm’s way!
        Tornadoes are cool, just a lot more scary at night since you can’t see the darn things

        • LBeeeze says:

          Thank you so much. Seeing the news coverage today was incredible. The damage is so extensive.

          Thankfully we didn’t loose power, so we watched as the weather teams tracked the storms real-time, so we knew if we were in the path of the rotations. You’re right, it was especially important after it got dark.

  3. I still live on an island…. Or at least it feels like it. Just checked the news to get some info on this – nothing. No dead people. Otherwise I sure it would have be plastered all over the internet news.

    The dog looks happy though 😛

    • geologywoman says:

      You are moving to an island. We get high winds here and sometimes freak winter storms, but no hurricanes. And we do get the occasional earthquake.

    • LBeeeze says:

      It’s incredible that with all the extensive damage there are no serious injuries so far. I’m guessing the live coverage helped people know when to run for cover.

      The dog does look very contented.

      Thanks very much!!!

  4. geologywoman says:

    Spring weather…I am from NC and last week they got it bad. I rang my son (it took 3 days to get through) and he said they had had flooding and 2 tornadoes (he is of course fine). In the mountains!

    • LBeeeze says:

      We’re supposed to get bad flooding here too. It’s raining like cats and dogs and it’s supposed to keep at it for the next week. With all this rain and the snow melt from up north, the Mississippi, Missouri, and Meramec Rivers are going to get beyond stage very soon. I’m ok here at home, but when the Meramec floods it will make getting to work very difficult.

      Thanks lots and lots!!!

  5. Lauri says:

    It’s so rare that you hear of a tornado hitting something big and metropolitan. Wow, I am so glad no one was hurt!!!

    • LBeeeze says:

      Isn’t it hard to believe that with all the extensive damage (it’s so much worse than what’s on CNN) that there were no serious injuries??!!

      Thanks so much!!!

  6. Immediately thought of you and glad you are okay. The weather down here is a changin’. It seems that it gets more and more violent each year.

    • LBeeeze says:

      Thank you very much. This is the strangest spring I can remember since I’ve lived here. It’s still so cool for this time of year, and the days that it warms up end with violent storms. We had bad storms Tuesday evening too. It’s raining cats and dogs now and supposed to rain like this for a week. We live at the top of the hill, so we’ll be fine, but once the Meramec floods I’ll have a tough time getting to work.

      Thanks again!!

  7. phantomxii says:

    It does look like some nasty damage. Remarkably, I don’t see any deaths reported on CNN at this point. (Years ago we lived some miles south of Lambert. Planes overhead ALL THE TIME. Our airport in Cincy is not so conveniently located, but at least they put it farther from the most densely populated areas.)

    • LBeeeze says:

      I used to live right in the flight path of Lambert too. The damage is so much worse than what they’re showing on CNN. Even so, there have been no serious injuries so far, which is truly amazing.

      Thanks very much!!!

  8. I’m glad you’re safe! Though hopefully your tongue didn’t get blown sideways. 😉

    Seriously, this spring the weather has been so strange and destructive. Here in Cali we don’t get the extreme storms, but I’ve noticed it’s not warming up like it should this month. The temps actually seem to be falling and the other night we had a low of 40, which isn’t supposed to happen in April. But you stay safe! and remember, if you guys need shelter, c’mon up!

    • LBeeeze says:

      Thank you so much!!! One of the big storms slid around us to the south and the other to the north, so we didn’t get any damage here. North St. Louis County was hit very hard. Lots more damage than what’s on CNN. Whole neighborhoods were wiped out, but still no serious injuries, which is totally incredible.

      It’s also still very cool here for this time of year. The two days that it warmed up ended with severe storms.

      Awwwwwww….and thanks so much for your offer!!!

  9. Aussie Emjay says:

    I thought of you when I saw that story this morning. I never think of tornadoes as ripping through cities …. I’m glad no-one was seriously hurt.

    • LBeeeze says:

      It’s amazing. There’s so much damage in north St. Louis County. Entire neighborhoods have been wiped out, but there were no serious injuries. I imagine a lot of people watched as the local weather teams tracked the paths of the storms’ rotation. There were two big storms. One went south of us and one went north.

      Thanks so much!!!

      Thanks so much!!!

  10. Lurkertype says:

    I thought of you when I saw the news last night. But then I thought, you don’t live near the airport so I stopped worrying. It’s funny how there can be so much destruction in one place and then nearby there’s no problem.

    • LBeeeze says:

      It is amazing how the damage can be so widespread, but hit and miss at the same time. There was lots of damage west and north of here. North St. Louis County got his very hard.

      Thanks very much for stopping in!!

  11. pyrit says:

    Oh Hon, how scary. Keep your head down, OK?

    Hope you are having a happy Easter.

  12. akamonsoon says:

    Gosh! What insane weather you had. I saw a few weeks ago that there was a running race going on and people were passing out because of the heat. I hope all is well now.

    Cute puppy, too!

    • LBeeeze says:

      You’re RIGHT!! They cut the St. Louis Marathon short because it was so unseasonably hot. All the contenders were in by then, but those runners who were not past a certain point at a certain time we directed to the half-marathon route.

      For the last few weeks we’ve had unseasonably cool weather. The two days it warmed up were topped off by huge storms. Of course Friday evening was much worse. We were very lucky in my neighborhood. North St. Louis County got hit very hard.

      Thanks very much!!!

  13. robpixaday says:

    Adorable puppy!
    ((hugs))
    I’m glad you’re OK…this spring has been just HORRIBLE as far as the weather ruining people’s lives goes…wow…..so much devastation….

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