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F-704 Bulkhead - 4/10/2008
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Heck of a storm last nightHeck of a storm last night
About 3:30 am my wife kicked me out of bed to look out the window at the most incredible wind and rain I've ever seen. There is some debate now about whether it was a straight-line wind or a tornado that didn't quite touch the ground. The whole neighborhood is a mess. Some of my neighbors have broken windows, LOTS of missing shingles and fence posts stuck in the roofs! This is my neighbors trampolene from accross the street. It got stuck in this tree. If the tree hadn't been there, it would have went into the house behind it.
No fence!No fence!
I had about 200 feet of fence that got blown over. The fence posts snapped like a twig. You can see my kiddo has his priorities. He came out and put his basketball goal back up, first thing!
Another shot of the missing fenceAnother shot of the missing fence
My neighbors fence.... DANG!!My neighbors fence.... DANG!!
He build this fence himself not too long ago.
Check out this roofCheck out this roof
A whole row of wood fencing went right through this guy's roof!
No damage to the SmittyMobile!No damage to the SmittyMobile!
Even with all the crap flying through the air, not a stratch. Note the stickers, damn pilots...
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