We got hit with a very strange storm yesterday. There is a hurricane down south, been causing heat and nearly unbearable humidity this last week. Triple digits in part of the county, and I live right on the river bed so the air is still and THICK - but typical San Diego blue skies.
Yesterday it started to get cloudy. Which is WEIRD here. Half the sky was dark like a thunder storm, half was blue sky. 10 minutes later this happened. (this is my patio)
Down below at the pool area umbrellas were sent soaring, tables turned over and the glass shattered, chairs were tumbling around. It lasted maybe 10 minutes and it was - scary, actually. I was very glad Mike was here doing laundry.
Directly after the storm cleared, the air was full of the sounds of sirens. Fire dept, emergency rescue - some of the homeless guys in the river had a very scary time of it and as of last night one was missing - he either got to a shelter or got swept down stream.
these pics are from just now - blue sky day! mosquitos everywhere. when you go out it feels like someone tossed a wet warm towel over your head.
|Can't imagine what this sounded like during the storm|
|Trees are pretty stripped of foliage now|
At the small airport just north of here, planes were tossed over. The damage in the rest of the county, especially east of here, is huge. Well, huge for US. I have a new respect for tornado and hurricane survivors. This was a teeny-tiny little bit of a taste of what a REAL storm must be like.