Saturday, August 23, 2008

Update from South Georgia....


Dewdrop said the above picture illustrates why she has no power.




EDITS IN RED BY DEWDROP
Update from South Georgia....

Here is an update from Dewdrop: Trees are down and power is out in her neighborhood in North Lowndes County, GA. The firefighter estimated it would be out for six hours, while they moved the tree from the line. She has also seen trees down, a bent sign, a tree on a car, and lots of limbs. She said this was not from a tornado (not in her neck of the woods) but rather strong storm winds after the ground was "super-saturated" with over 5.5" (Complete total of 7.62") of rain. She has seen signs bent by the wind at the Taco bell (sign blown out) and Old Times Country buffet (sign completely bent). Locations in Valdosta.

She will post more later when she can.

The good news is she is safe. She informed me that Rick has experienced similar conditions and that all is well with him too. (Rick was one mile from the reported tornado in Adel, GA.) The bands in the northeast quadrant of Fay were, as predicted, the most violent. We experienced multiple tornado warning during yesterday evening as the storm moved west. Unfortunately, it was very scary because they were pulses in the rain, heavy drenching rain... so chasing in that environment is not safe or smart. It was hard to see cloud bases, so hard to see rotation. Visibility was significantlt reduced by the heavy downpours. Photos by GTB...

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THANKS, MIKE!

3 comments:

Mike said...

Glad to! Glad you all are ok.

Rick said...

I could not talk my partner into chasing the tornado in our ambulance! AARRGGHH!!! So close!!!

Christine said...

Here he comes - Mike to save the radar day! :D

Am glad that all are okay, even if you didn't get to chase. No fun chasing rain wraps.

Nothing like playing out in the rain then getting sick and then waking up and finding warnings everywhere. =8~{