We had a lot of heavy rain and wind over night. I went to bed around 12:00 am and I woke up when Tim was getting ready to leave for work around 3:10 am. Our power flickered a bit and then stayed on. After telling him to call me and let me know he got to work safely, I went back to sleep. I got the call right at the time he would normally get to work that all was well, he had no issues on the road.
Our church was cancelled for today - we have families that come from quite a distance and with the heavy rain, potential flooding in areas from swollen creeks, and trees and branches down - it was the right decision.
My Dad decided to come with my mom to our house last night and stay. He listened to his radio and his station had two small calls - one for wires down - and felt there was no need for him to make that call. He is at their church right now - they didn't cancel and he had sound today. He may make calls today - the first responders are going to be busy all day. Wind and rain is sure to bring trees down, and accidents.
We have a broken tree top, it's hanging down. We also have one of those willows that is leaning toward wires on the side road. We will see if it will stay up long enough for Nate and the girls to take it down carefully, or until Tim gets home.
Clean up around the area will take a few days. Tim says that their might be opportunities to help people with cutting up trees, etc. Also a chance perhaps to get more firewood for the winter, or at least for next year.
Praising the Lord for his care.
Enjoying this WINDY day....