Last night we were woken by the weather radio at about 3am and continued to get alerts for hours after. Around 5am the emergency warning sirens went off and Jan and I took to the basement. We had very high winds, some say up to 80 mph.
After the storm had passed our yard looked like a war zone. We lost at least 12 large pines, some 12″ in diameter and ~40′ tall. They were slapped down like they were balsa wood. Patio furniture was scattered all over the yard. The glass topped patio table is a twisted wreck with broken glass scattered around.
We are, at the moment, without power and I am running this PC off our generator which also allows us to keep the refrigerator and freezer cold (though we have to alternate power to one or the other.) The radio says 40,000 people in the area are also without power.
The only damage to our house itself was some aluminum flashing that was torn off and a piece of siding pulled loose. All my antennas look intact (save one wire antenna hit by a falling tree) and my tower and outbuildings are also fine.
Here is a link to pictures of other area places damaged in this storm. (Note: I don’t know for how long this link will be valid.)
I’ll update if anything changes.