The View From My Window

The world as seen from my window and through my eyes

Looks like a tornado hit our neighborhood December 10, 2007

Filed under: My View on Weather — auntlelo @ 4:01 pm

We got out for a little bit before the next storm hits so that we could have plenty of milk, bread, eggs, etc. We, like all of our other Fulton neighbors, were also in search of batteries and lamp oil in case the power goes out again. We were successful in our pursuit of batteries, the lamp oil was a lost cause.

As we drove to and from the store, I took a few more photos of the scene around us. I know most of you in Columbia are probably thinking we’re a bunch of light weights over here. But, believe me when I tell you I think we got a heavier dose of ice than many other places in the last 24 or so hours. There was a house just around the corner that had a huge old tree that had completely fallen over in the year, the complete rootball had been wrenched from the ground. It narrowly missed the house, which is for sale, and the older woman who owns it must be awfully grateful.

This is a photo of my Mom and Dad’s old house on Hickman Avenue. Note the beautiful Bradford Pear tree my sisters gave Mom for Mother’s Day several years ago is no more. It, like many others, is split in half under the weight of the ice.

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Our neighbor, just 3 doors down, lost a big old tree right next to the house. (This is next door to Aunt Pat.) woodhill.jpgThere were several houses along West Seventh Street and Court Street that were hit hard. I wasn’t able to photograph some of them because we were moving and couldn’t stop, but, there doesn’t seem to be a house around that didn’t have some sort of mess to clean up.

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One Response to “Looks like a tornado hit our neighborhood”

  1. antignome Says:

    I drove into Columbia this afternoon and I don’t think they got nearly the amount of ice that we did down here in Ashland (and what you guys got in Fulton). Ashland looks like a disaster area. I’m hoping round two of this storm misses us. I’m not sure we can handle more ice on top of what we already have.


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