Sunday, August 28, 2011

~ Memories of Irene ~










I am so happy to have the threat of Irene finally over. It was the only thing on my mind last week and every news report that I watched emphasized it's coming...It was forecast as a bad one...and it was!! We took a direct hit here in NC along the coastline...I live about 90 minutes from the Crystal Coast and Morehead City NC...they took the brunt of the storm but we still received hurricane force winds this far inland...The eyewall bordered our county as it went by intensifying our winds and rain...We also got huge return winds once the eye itself passed us...pushing already stressed trees to their limit...To make matters worse, dry air pockets split the storm twice and intensified the winds and longevity of the storm...We actually had it for about 14 long hours and it seemed like it would never end!! Rainfall totals were around 14 inches in this area and the winds were 35 mph sustained with gusts between 60-85 mph... It demolished so many homes and businesses along the coast... We are still finding out how bad it was there...

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We were so extremely lucky not to have any tree or house damage once all was said and done...I truly think that is a blessing and a miracle...my prayers were answered. My neighbor wasn't so lucky, she had three large trees come down...one on top of her car...It's still buried under the tree in the picture above... I feel as if a weight was lifted from my shoulders...Irene is now history...History that I don't think NC (or I ) will ever forget...


Take Care,

Tina

6 comments:

ctlogcabin said...

Tina ~~ So Happy to hear you & yours are all okay. We just got our power back, we lost a few trees on the propery but no damage.
We too are Lucky & Blessed.
Good Bye Irene !!!
Hugs ~ Connie xox

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

Glad you were safe...Tina could you make your blog font larger..my old eyes can barely see it...go to design; template design; advanced.. then font.
Thank yooou! ps couldn't find your email.
Patti :)

TheCrankyCrow said...

Good night - and good riddance - Irene!! So glad you came out safely on the other side of Irene....Looks a bit like the tornadoes that came through our areas earlier this summer - they are still trying to put near-by towns back together and clean up the havoc. Hope you have a better week ahead.....Hugs & Blessings ~ Robin

BumbleBeeLane said...

Glad you made it through safely! Warm Blessings!~Amy

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Tina
So glad your are safe~ a blessing indeed~
My prayers still continue for all those affected by the storm~ my heart goes out to all of you who seen the power of Irene~
Teresa

Lee Hill Primitives said...

Glad that you and family are OK. Sending prayers for the people in the NOrth.