This weather map is from last Friday at 10:55 PM.
"Between 9:30 and 11 p.m. Friday night, one of the most destructive complexes of thunderstorms in memory swept through the entire D.C. area. Packing wind gusts of 60-80 mph, the storm produced extensive damage, downing hundreds of trees, and leaving more than 1 million area-residents without power." The storm is called a Derecho.
Crazy weather. Both of my sons (and families) were part of the 1 million who lost power. Joe's came back on Saturday night, but Kevin's is still out. It's been a busy weekend at my house and Katie's. (Thanks Katie for opening your home to guests!)
Power is still out for so many people. Traffic lights are out. Trees are down. I work at an insurance agency and we have had a bunch of calls about trees down...on the ground, on a house, on a car! Katie and Mandy both work in insurance claims....I can't even imagine how busy they are today.
At least 5 people in the Washington DC area were killed.....another 8 deaths in other areas in the eastern United States. Definitely makes these other things pale in comparison. I sure am praying for all those affected by this storm..including all those people working outdoors, trying to get things repaired and cleaned up. Crazy weather indeed!