We had kind of a weird weekend. On Friday night, a really big storm came through unexpectedly. Our power flickered on and off several times like we were in a horror movie, but once it was over we went to bed and didn’t think much of it. Turns out that it affected a huge amount of people, and most of the neighborhoods surrounding us were out of power.
Driving around on Saturday was so weird! Roads were closed due to traffic lights being out, and entire strip malls were closed. We went to Target, which was open despite the power outage, and shopped in the dark. Trees were down all over the place. My cousins came and stayed with us because it was 90 degrees in their house! Then today on Facebook I realized that Lexington is out of power too, almost 3 hours away. I’ve never experienced a storm that had such a widespread effect.
If you’re in the area, how did you weather the storm? And if not, how was your weekend?
wow! it sounds crazy. we get storms like that in australia too! (not in the uk though – they are quite pathetic here)
shopping in the dark would be crazy!!
Emily | Recently says
I heard about all the crazy storms! Glad you're OK and that you still have power. I think that would be the scariest part, to go without power in such high temps! Hope things cool off soon!
Jess // Curating Style says
Not in your area, but we also suffered similar storms. 600,000 customers in our area are without power, and we had wins up to 80 MPH! Crazy. Thankfully living downtown means we won't really ever lose power, but it's been very hot (95-100º) and just unpleasant. Hope you're doing OK!
Lauren McKenna says
Glad you and your family are okay! We got hit pretty hard in Arlington – still have no power, and a tree limb fell on my car. Luckily there's not too much damage, and all of my loved ones are safe. So thankful for that! :)
Lauren | Seventeenth and Irving says
Wow, glad to hear you are okay, and thankful you didn't have to live without power in the heat wave!
i keep watching the weather in the US and it is crazy just now!
I wrote about that storm today! It came through Ohio around 5pm, and I had to run in a store to get out of it. It was pure chaos here. The winds were over 80 mph, trees down EVERYWHERE and most of the city still has no power. Several buildings were on fire from the lightening. It's a mess, but I'm so thankful my power never went off.
I kept hearing about the crazy storms! Fortunately here in Oregon it was just rainy and gray. Have a great week!
Claire S. says
3 tornadoes touched down in Richmond within the past week. My office closed early last Monday due to power outage. Bobby and I did fine in our place, but downtown Richmond got hit pretty hard.
I think you saw that we had a tornado like storm a couple of weeks ago now…it was unbelievable …85 mph winds and took out so many trees and caused so much destruction.
Bekuh Browning says
I'm so glad that you have power! We lucked out too, though a majority of our friends did not. I can't believe how many people are effected by this from Indiana to Virginia
Erin Elizabeth says
Lynchburg got the storm really bad! We are still out of power and may not have it back til Saturday! Luckily my house has power but the houses behind me, and across the street from me don't as well as the majority of the city. Its a little eery at night because everything is just do dark without lights. I'm glad you guys have power!
I like thunderstorms but ones like that are scary! not having power during these hot days would be so hard!
Carly Ann says
Here in the Pacific Northwest we aren't having storms… but a few years back we had no power for 2 weeks after a huge windstorm. It was terrible. but now we are so much more prepared for that sort of disaster.