Life in Tornado Alley
There were lots and lots of huge trees just torn out of the ground. Sorry these pictures are so bad, but this was "drive by shooting." (I just love my new little camera!)
Up in Mountain View, it hit on the east side of town. I hope the insurance office had good insurance! This was across from the hospital, which was also hit. Fortunately, all the patients got out.
The first two days in Mountain View were stormy and rainy.
But then the sun came out. In addition to tornados, these people have to put up with floods. They had a big one in March and again in April.
This shows the same bridge and tree during the March flood. The top of the bridge is barely above water.
The campground we stayed in was totally under water during both floods, even though it is way uphill from the creek.
The WINs decided to pitch in and help in the cleanup. Here, Max and Phil work on new insulation for the bath house that was underwater in the last picture.
More WINs cleaning up down by the creek.