Saturday, August 25, 2007

Storm and Power Outage

Severe thunderstorms swept through the St. Louis area yesterday afternoon. This is the view to the southwest from my office as the storm blew in from that direction. It was still bright in the east over Illinois, creating this dramatic light.

More than 40,000 customers lost electric power. My home went out at mid-afternoon. A very large tree up the street blew over, pulling down several sets of electrical cables and snapping a utility pole in half. The electric company says that everyone will be restored by tonight.

I hope to post a picture of the dramatic-looking damage in my neighborhood later today.

2 comments:

Neva said...

WE had that same storm....wow.

soosha_q said...

What an awesome picture!