Post # 1
Last night it stormed here pretty badly. Unfortunately we got caught out in it. I didn’t think it was be a big deal at first but then the sky turned pitch black. By the time we got home we started having golfball to tennis ball sized hail. We bolted for the door and luckily only got a few cuts and bruises on the way in.
Later after it was all over we went to check things out. We lost the new lawn furniture(four chairs, umbrella, and table)every single one of our freshly planted flowers, all of our hanging baskets and flower pots, our bird feeders, one minor side window, two shutters, some roof damage, and our garden. We also had a lot of damage to our cars.
I keep telling myself it could have been worse. We could have gotten into a wreck while trying to get home. We could have been in a tornado and lost everything. We have so much to be thankful for….but I’m still angry and frustrated regardless.
As a side note, I generally don’t get worked up about storms but this one scared the crap out of me. The whole house was rattling, our pets(who aren’t normally phased by storms) were going crazy, and the lights kept flicking on and off. It was not fun at all.
Here’s some pictures
Rolling in as we drive down the street.
This was about 5pm. By the time it was over, around 6pm, it was pitch black.
Hail in the front yard
Hail floating out of the yard and down the street. That part of our road floods even when we get the smallest showers(I can’t wait to move!) This got around mid-calf to knee high.
One of the cars
Post # 3
Wicked crazy!! I’m glad nothing too seriously happened.
Post # 4
Yeah I’m glad we got out of the car before it started smashing into the glass like that. I’m also glad we got home before the hail started. I’m pretty sure we would have wrecked if we had still been driving.
Post # 5
Hail can be so destructive. I see you’re in Kentucky – I wonder how close you are to Louisville because we had really nasty hail here last night.
I’m so sorry about all of the things you had damaged by the hail. It is SO frustrating when that happens to things you spent hard-earned money on!
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Holy cow, that sucks. Sorry you’re having to deal with this.
Post # 7
DAMN, NATURE, YOU SCARY!
Seriously, that is crap. I’m sorry, but glad you are ok!
Post # 8
That really sucks! I’m sorry, but at least you’re ok.
Post # 9
Right in the heart of Louisville. We were driving along Bardstown rd when it started. It was absolutely crazy because most of our street was fine but 5 or 6 houses got hit pretty hard. The people next to us lost all the windows in one car, their side mirror got bust, and a headlight got broken. But the people directly behind us didn’t have any damage at all.
lol Weather around here is just crazy weird.
Despite the damage we, thankfully, won’t be out of much money. It’s all easily replaceable and we’ll just have to forgo getting new lawn furniture for the time being.
Post # 11
Wow – that reminds me of the spring stoms we got all the time in Dallas/Ft Worth Texas where I grew up! Hail does so much damage. It’s unbelieveable. Hope the cleanup goes as well as it can!
Post # 12
holy crow!! Thank goodness ya’ll and your animals are ok! That’s some CRAZY hail!
Post # 13
Ohh I kept thinking about all our pets on the way home. Usually we keep the dogs outside when we leave for short periods of time. We have a privacy fence and super awesome neighbors so they keep an eye on things and the dogs just love being outside together.
Thankfully, for some reason, we left them in the house instead of the backyard. I don’t even want to think about what would have happened if I left them outside during this.
But when we got home they were all sound asleep. lol Silly animals.