Sunday, September 19, 2010

Tornado Damage

Our little county made the National News on Friday Morning. Not for anything good, unfortunately. It was certainly not the magnitude of Katrina. No one even had to be admitted to a hospital. The tornadoes, and there were MORE than One, that ripped through here caused a ENOUGH misery. I am sooooo lucky, even though the electric was off... we have a grrrreat neighbor who brought us a generator until we could get ours up and running. We didn't have any DAMAGE and we didn't lose any of our frozen foods. I AM ONE LUCKY DAWG.

This house USED to have a Roof... and those two white pillars... used to hold up a grand Porch Roof. Look at the twisted and broken tree tops. This family USED to have a Christmas Tree Farm.. with over 200 trees that were READY to be cut for this season.. THEY are all gone Just like the Roof. We Know these folks. They are related to us in fact.
More of what Used to be the beautiful hillside behind their house. Now this is a very special house...
It is Quite Old butt if you look behind it here... you will see an even older structure. It was the ORIGINAL HOME. AND It has a super history to it.

Here, we call this little half mile straight stretch... Milligan. And where the white Barn(near the bottom of this post) used to be... Milligan's Bend because the road curves right beyond where the barn used to be.

This sign.... USED to be right along the highway (St. Rt. 93). And people stop in their driveway to take pictures of this sign...
This picture was taken by my mom LAST AUGUST... THANK DOGNESS.
As you can see, that was a beautiful sunny blue sky kinda day.

Who would have ever thought that TWO Weather Related thingys would ever have happened in this tiny little yard??? On Feb. 10,1899... Ohio's Colderst Ever Temp. was recorded. It was MINUS 39 Degrees that day. The man who did the recording for the National Weather Service... lived in the Old homestead up until he built the Gray House in 1901.
Why would I want to show you this marker for Ohio's IceBox when I should be talking about Thursdays Tornado Damage??? Well, I am sorry to say that all that is left of this sign is the Post. Ironic isn't it??? The same exact yard.
Basket collectors... note that Longaberger Corp. helped pay for the sign eight years ago.
From that Sign Post it is 1.3 miles south to.... Crooksville's Elem, Jr. & Sr. High school buildings... and they were not touched.
I will show you a couple more pics tomorrow and then tell you that Sept.16,2010 set an all time record in Ohio.

These are some of our HEROS... they came from as far away as Michigan Indiana and Virginia. On this one stretch of road there were 39 trucks waiting safe passage UP that HILL.. to where the damaged Electric Sub Station is located. THIS is the Valley floor.

This is the Valley.. and this is what is left of a barn that has stood there for over 60 years.

I know it is hard to tell but that is a very steep hill. It is NOT as high as the hill that I live on... butt... if you were to FLY to the East over one more of these Valley and hill sets... You would come to my house. As the crow flies from this spot to my house is 1.5 miles. To Drive it... on our crooked hilly twisty turny road.. it is 6 miles. TORNADOES... Don't use the Roads.. I am ONE VERY VERY LUCKY DAWG!!! I am on the 3rd highest point in Perry County.

THIS barn Used to be about 90 yards from where it landed.

As our furend likes to say, "Chicken one day, Feathers the next."


Mango said...

Holy crap! That is so scary. I am glad you are OK. What an odd weather zone you live in.


Pibble said...

Oh, my goodness, Frankie! How awful.

Tornadoes are very frightening things. Very little, if any, warning, and such horrible destruction. I'm so glad no one lost their lives, and I do hope people are able to rebuild quickly.

All the best to your relatives who lost their tree farm and the roof to their home!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...


Thanks fur sharing those pikhs and bits about the devastation...

Thank dog no one was hurt but we are sorry fur all the losses...


Minna Krebs said...

Furst off, we are all soooooo grateful that your family and all your neighbors are okay cuz those are some skeery pikturs.
Second off, it is so sad to see all da damage....and I know it prolly looks much worse than da picturs show!

Glad you are all well, my furrend

Mack said...

Oh Frankie. This is so sad. We are just glad no one got hurt.

Lola said...

It was like a miracle that no one was hurt or killed in that, Frankie. You can see a world of another kind of hurt in those photos, though. I hope everyone is able to rebuild and get back to normal eventually.

lotsa licks, Lola

Minna Krebs said... momma liked that you called da electric workers heros! Her felt da same way 2 yrs ago this week when da Hurricane Ike came here. We did not have electicity for 14 days! The electric companies came from everywhere to help. My momma would even stop to thank them for coming down to help.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

The power of a tornado is fearsome. We have been lucky enough to not have one come that close to our home, but we live along the dreaded tornado run. It can come anytime and you never know until it is upon you. Frankie, we are so glad you and your family are OK, but we feel very badly for your relatives and all the other families that were affected by those tornadoes. Thank goodness that at least no one died.

Hugs and Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Ruby and Penny said...

Morning Frankie
What a twisted week you have had.
We are so happy that you and your family and all the other peeps in your county are all ok.
Love ya
Ruby & Penny
Pees - if we can help in any way, let us know

Jazzi said...

WOW Frankie,
What damage!! It would be so wierd to not have a roof!! We are all glad that nothing hit your house and that you all are safe. Take care.


The Thundering Herd said...

We are so glad that you are ok - and a miracle that no person was injured. Tornados are amazing in the damage that they can do.

Holly Diane said...

Wow! Scary stuff...I'm glad that you and your family are safe.

pam said...

Thanks to God yer alright. Tornados are scarwy fer sure.

Bobo and Meja

George the Lad said...

Holy moley Frankie, that looks bad.
Catch you later George xxx

JD and Max said...

Hi Frankie - glad you made it through this okay. We were very worried when we heard about it on Miss Mayzie's blog and it's good to see you back on-line. What a scary experience for everyone.

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Zona said...

You are right, tornadoes don't use roads. You are very lucky and it amazing and wonderful that no one was hurt. Such sad pictures... I wish I could come help. Maybe I could send Cali to give out some Cali-Hugs?


Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Frankie Oh! My ... glad you guys are alright. It is very frightening ... things can happened in a second. Hopefully no winter weather surprises. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Mr. Pip said...

Wow, that is just awful! I am so glad you are OK! Sending good thoughts to the poor family who lost their Christmas tree farm.

Your pal, Pip

houndstooth said...

You're not in Kansas anymore, Dorothy!

Do you know what class of tornado it was? We had an F4 go through here several years ago and Mom had driven past the spot where it hit about two minutes before it got there. Those twisters sure do wreak havoc. We're always sad when they hit the old, historic homes. I am SO glad that you and your family are safe!


Dory and the Mama said...

We are also glad that you are all ok!!

Smileys & Snuggles!
Dory, Jacob and Bilbo

Sequoia & Petunia said...

Frankie we are so glad you are safe now and we are so sorry to see all the damage done by the weather. Keep safe!

Sequoia and Tuni

Kari in WeHo said...

oh my goodness! I am glad to hear you are alright!


Ginger Jasper said...

That is just so awfull I am glad you are ok.. Frightening stuff.. Hugs GJ xx

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello frankie its dennis the vizsla dog oh hay wow that is sum seeryus damadj!!! i am glad no wun wuz hurt!!! we hav the saym problem owt heer with wildfires wot also dont yooze roads sumwun needs to teetch theez weather events how to behayv!!! ok bye

road-dog-tales said...

Frankie - Oh my! That is some scary stuff! We're so sorry to hear about those who had damage or loss. So glad no one was hurt and glad you are okay! You ARE a lucky dawg.
The Road Dogs

Anonymous said...

Holy Cat Crap Frankie!

We are Soooo glad that you AND your family are OK! Infact that Nobody was seriously hurt!

WE hope that everyone will be able to rebuild very soon!

We will keep you in our thought and prayers!

woo woos, Tessa

sprinkles said...

Oh my dogness, Frankie! That was a lot of damage!

I'm glad no one was seriously hurt or killed. Tornadoes can do so much damage in just a matter of seconds.

I'll keep your family in my prayers. I hope they get a new roof soon or that they can rebuild if they need to. So sad about all those Christmas trees.

Oskar said...

Wow, tornadoes are SO scary. One went down my mom person's street once & she says the sky turned green & it sounded like a freight train.

Everyone is very lucky to be safe, but it's sad to see so much destruction. Very sad.

Nubbin wiggles,

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

That do be so furry sad when old howses be there furever then poof, one tornader and they be all gone. We mite has had a tornader go rite by our howse the udder day. We did not see it but it woz a big storm with big lowd boomers. They think it woz a tornader wot went up I-95 just then and that be FIVE MILES from our howse. Yikes! Glad you be OK, buddy!

Lorenza said...

Yes! It looks scary!
Those barns!
I am very happy to know you are ok!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Oh my goodness Frankie~

We are so sorry this happened to your town~

We come into your bloggy tonight with a heavy heart and our deepest concerns for your neighbors and family~

We are amazed that your family was left (physically) unscathed...
as someone was looking out for you all~

We wish you all well as this was a very tragic ordeal~

Frankie.. we will keep you all in our thoughts and pawrayers tonight and just to make you smile.. think of your sweet Ruby and Penny and your Sweet Momma and furriends who love and care for your dearly~

Much love to you,
IzZY, Josie and Anakin Man

Wyatt said...

Hi Frankie-

Sorry about all the damage in your county. We are so thankful that no one was killed. Glad you got your power back and you are okay.

Wyatt and family

Anonymous said...

Goodness, Frankie, I'm so glad you are all safe and that the torna-toe didn't get you or your house! And I can't believe it's going to be your Milk-Bone Anniversary already! Congratulations to you and the girls!

Barks and Wiggles,


Twix said...

Gosh Frankie! We have been MIA lately and I heard on the news about this but didn't realize it was so close to you. I sure am glad noone was hurt. Do you guys have a basement or cellar to go to? Tornadoes are scary but seeing the aftermath is always amazing to me.
PS: Since you are so good at organizing things....I was thinking maybe you should do a nick name thingy like you did with our names.