Post # 1
I never thought I would be this emotional over a thunderstorm, even knowing how emotional I get over almost everything else. A massive storm just hit my city, but I can’t remember one being this big or causing damage to our house like this. 31 panes of glass were broken or gone completely, several trees were knocked over, tables and chairs were thrown about, we don’t know where our barbecue is, our yard was filled with golf ball sized hailstones! And mum got caught in it driving home so her windscreen was severely damaged.
We were very lucky, some houses lost their roofs, at least we still have a roof over our heads. But I was so emotional when I saw the damage, maybe because we have never had a storm like this before, or because it damaged my house, that has been my home for over 24 years.
Just wanted to share, and a shout out to any bees affected by this storm, it was awful! No power too but that is the least of our concerns right now.
Post # 2
I’m so sorry to hear this. Its ok to feel emotional over this. Thats your home! I’m glad you and your family are safe. it’ll take time but your home will be put back together again. I hope you can find some peace soon.
Post # 3
Thank you, we have already done the cleaning up inside mostly, now just have to get it repaired. I am glad my dogs didn’t step on any of the broken glass, there was lots of it and they were hanging around wanting to help, so I was a bit worried. But everyone is ok thanks!
Post # 4
That sounds so scary. I’m glad to hear you’re ok and you and your family were able to clean the mess. Sending positive thoughts your way!
Post # 5
Oh how awful!! I hope the repairs arent too expensive they sound pretty bad! 🙁 Thank goodness your family and dogs are okay though 🙂
Post # 6
Jacqui90: Are you in Brisbane? I saw the footage – scary stuff!
Post # 7
You must be in Brisbane with me. I can’t believe how ferocious it was. I’m so sorry you had so much damage to your home. It was frightening having the house windows being smashed. We’ve never had hail in our suburb before in the 14 years I’ve lived here but suddenly it was enormous hail and I was completely unprepared to defend my home. Lucky our pets are ok though.
Our cars are badly hail damaged all over including my friend’s late-model ute that I’ve borrowed for a few days that has hail damage on all panels, a smashed windscreen and both side mirrors. I ran out with blankets to try and cover the cars but was taking golf-ball hail hits to the head so couldn’t cover them. I am not so worried about our 2 cars but I feel absolutely sick about my friend’s ute. We only had one house window broken luckily, but we’re going to be up for over $2,500 in car excesses to get the repairs done and I just don’t have the money, I’m so stressed right now. And my ear is absolutely throbbing from a hail whack.
I think I need more wine…
Post # 8
I felt the same way after hurricanes Sandy and Irene hit us in the USA. Irene put a foot of water in our basement and ruined so many if my childhood things, and Sandy took down trees and fences. I felt so vulnerable and was pretty down for a while. I lost so many things with memories attached, like pictures and cards, and it’s just an icky feeling not to feel safe in your home.
Post # 9
Jacqui90: so sorry to hear this and to AussieEncore: It’s horrible about the damage but I am glad you are both safe. Possesions (owned or borrowed) can be replaced, people cannot, stay safe ladies.
Post # 10
I watched a few videos – it’s amazing how fast it seemed to come on… take care and hopefully you guys don’t have to wait to long to have the windows replaced!!
Post # 11
AussieEncore: I am so sorry you got that kind of damage, and worse, hail actually hitting you, I am so sorry!
Thank you for the kind words everyone, we have had some more rain but we covered up the shattered windows so it hasn’t really come in. No power still, I am concerned for anyone north of here who will be getting the storm today.
Post # 12
Jacqui90: AussieEncore: Wow guys I’m so sorry for all the damage!<br /><br />
I’m in Melbourne so have heard about the storms on the news and have seen pictures of the damage. I can’t imagine how scary that must have been 🙁