Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Tornado Anyone?

UPDATE: 5:30 p.m. The local news and weather analysts confirmed that a tornado did hit in the Bay Ridge Area of Brooklyn. It was a F-2 or F-3 class tornado with 100- 200 mph winds. The highest class is F-5 with 300+ mph winds. Luckily no one was severely injured.

After falling asleep at 3 a.m. this morning, I was abruptly awoken by the biggest thunder storm I've seen this year. Hot and sticky, I couldn't fall back asleep at 6 in the morning, so I popped open my t.v. to listen in on the storm report. Around 6:40 a.m. there was a tornado warning over Brooklyn. I watched the circle move over the screen indicating the tornado in the atmosphere. right when it got over my part of Brooklyn, it got really dark and quiet for a moment. OH SHIT! The trees bent sideways outside and I ran to get everyone into the basement. When it blew over, this was the scene outside:

My backyard fence was blown over. That board was held with thick wire...All the chairs and some of the gutter laid in ruinsThe neighborhood cat decided to rummage through the
rubble in my front yardWalking my sis to the trainstation
The fence bordering the school was completely blown over

Every 3 steps was a tree branch on the ground
The black thing on the side of the school is actually
a piece of roofing from across the street
A little bit of chaos in the train station and in Bay Ridge, where most
of the trees there are on the ground

I think Al Gore might be on to something about global warming...


RC said...

Oh shit. glad you're alright

Melissa Ling said...

I woke up at 3 am also and I couldn't believe it was so loud and thunderous. I was watching the news last night and they had this survey. Who do you blame more?
(a) mother nature
(b) the mta
People are so ridiculous(ly dumb).

Jane said...

I woke up at 5-6am, scared shitless from the thunder clapping. Unfortunately, I had to go somewhere that morning. What should've only taken me an hour on the train ended up taking me 3 hours...