No, with today being April 1, I planned on writing a funny post about a woodworker turning the world’s largest banana or a gasoline powered chisel… But, we had a real scare at the house yesterday.
A severe line of thunderstorms plowed through the west coast of Florida, and a huge chunk of ‘energy’ passed right over our neighborhood. The National Weather Service will determine if what we had was really a tornado, but everyone who was home when this hit (including my wife and youngest son) swear up and down that the inky black sky and ‘freight train’ type sound was close enough for them to call it one.
Thank God that everyone was OK, and the damage, while stunning, didn’t put anyone out of their homes. I will tell you that the most helpless feeling is having to work in the county’s Emergency Operations Center and not knowing if my loved ones were OK.
We’re cleaning up today… In the meantime, here are some more shots of the event. What a mess…