Saturday, March 15, 2008

Everyone Here Is OK...

I'm interrupting the oh-so-fascinating
"Yop" series to bring you this breaking news bulletin...





Bubba, Schecky, the Things and I are all just fine, as is - quite luckily - our house, cars, etc.

Some of you may know this, some may not, but I'm a little over a mile from the Georgia Dome and closer still to Cabbagetown - both places where a tornado (or tornadoes) touched down and did some serious world-of-hurt last night.

When everything started to hit last night, our power went out - right at 9:40. The boys had been watching Star Wars, and I was actually on the computer, ogling weather.com, watching the big purple splotch that was the impending storm draw closer and closer to our area. There were flood and hail warnings, but nothing about a tornado.

We were starting to wonder what was going on when the power didn't come right back on within minutes. But it wasn't until our old fashioned plug-into-the-wall phone* starting ringing off the hook with friends and family calling to inquire about us did we have any idea of the scope of things...

The power just came back on, after 11 hours, and I saw that I had several emails as well - so thank you for that, that's really, really sweet and I am quite touched by it. We are all just fine, and amazed at the pictures that we're seeing on CNN, etc.

I knew that it must have been something big - I was up for all but about 45 minutes last night. For some reason, I'm one of those stupid people that can't sleep when the power goes out. No matter how I try, I can't get any rest until it's back on. There's no rational explanation for it, it's just how I'm wired...
There were two more big storms during the night, both were short in duration, but intense - and it was really eerie just how many sirens (fire? police? ambulance?) I heard last night. It seemed like I heard them for hours...

This morning, I'm not hearing sirens, but there is a constant drone of helicopters overhead. I'm assuming these are news copters out getting footage...

I've only been looking at footage/video/etc for a few minutes - but here are a few links for those of you curious about what this storm has wrought...





*It's good to have one of these. Just for instances like this...

7 comments:

MéLisa said...

Thank goodness you all are ok! Being on the west side of the country we didn't hear about your storm till this am. My first thought was I hope LLA & Co. are ok. Glad to see you are!!! :)

Gotta Knit! said...

Glad you are ok! Was thinking about you after the storm came through here.

Autum said...

We were thinking about you and hoping all was well. I hope today is quiet and you can get some sleep.

3 to get ready said...

Wow! So glad you're all okay! We had storms here, but nothing like that. I didn't even know about it until my in-laws called from Florida this morning after they'd seen all the coverage. I had no idea it was so bad downtown! I hope you all can relax a little today...

shizzknits said...

I saw that on the news last night and was concerned for you all. So glad to hear you and yours are ok. Keep an eye on the weather, it's supposed to stay nasty for you y'all for the next day or so. Hang in there!

laeroport said...

I have worried all weekend - and finally I'm at a comupter and see you're okay. Whew! Thank goodness!

And I can't sleep when the power is out either.

Jodi said...

So glad you are all okay. : )