Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dickinson, Tx. / Somerville, TX
Yes Thanks. We are both fine.
That tree was about 2 feet from my window and about 1 1/2 feet from my bottom step. After the noise and shaking and shuttering for a few seconds things calmed down a bit. I opened the front door and noticed the tree was down. Actually hadn't noticed it as much as a big hole in the ground with roots sticking up in the air. Was a shocker for me cause I wasn't expecting it. It was still windy and some rain falling a little after 10:10 PM last night. I know it was about 10;10 PM because I was watching the weather on weather.com around 10PM and it predicted the storm will pass by 10:15 PM so I figured ok, I can go to sleep now. As soon as I laid down, i heard the slow rumble of thunder and then that freight train sound in the rumble. yelled to my partner, get in bathroom quick. I knew it was too late to make a run for the public restrooms (concrete building) only 100 fett away. Also was aaware of the big trees over the RV and the fact that an RV is definitelt no match for what was about to hit. heard the hail from the storm, then the acorns dropping sounded like bowling balls hitting the roof. Anyway, a few seconds later and it was over. I doubt if the whole incident lasted more than 10 seconds or so. Tomorrow I will climb up on the roof and look for signs of damage,
Anyway, hope the rest of you have a safe and quiet experience with this storm system.
Retired woodworker, amongst other things, Sold full time cruising boat and now full time cruising in RV. Currently in Somerville, Tx