Just back online after high winds battered my tiny town of Enumclaw, Washington, this weekend.
I have never experienced such high winds and I surely hope I never do again. The City weather people estimated our gusts were 70mph but from we experienced, have seen and the people we've talked to, that wind speed is under estimated.
I hope to get out and take some pictures tomorrow but wanted to give you a glimpse of what I saw today.
Houses with boarded up windows, blown out from the gusts of wind (we thought we might lose our windows too, not to mention the roof).
One pasture I drive by has multiple large 3-horse loafing sheds on about 5 acres. The loafing sheds flew out of the pasture and are now outside the fence, sitting upside down. They literally were blown up and over the fence. I can only imagine what those poor horses must have thought.
Houses with trees on them, trees down everywhere. Roads with trees on both sides cut with a chain saw so you can drive down the road. The awnings our neighbors used for their horses to get out of the rain sitting on top of the roof of their house.
You get the jest. Another crazy weather weekend here. As for us, we are all safe and sound. Many of our upper fence boards popped off from the wind but our Belgians stayed in their huge loafing shed off of the barn, on the other side of the wind and appeared no worse for wear. Poco, boarded up at the barn was safe and sound in his barn and is also ok.
Power is back on tonight. Lights and heat never felt so great!