Last night in southwest Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Oklahoma was a violet night for Mother Nature. I knew we were supposed to get storms but around 8:30 it was thundering and lightning and then rained really hard for a little bit. I just figured that was it. Fast forward to about 2:40.
I woke up hearing the wind, rain, thunder and seeing the lightning. Our Dish is never reliable when we have storms so I didn’t even bother to find the remote and turn on the TV. I looked at the Weather Channel app on my phone and saw we were in a tornado watch and severe thunderstorm warning. I would say those warnings were right now. Evidently we also had a tornado warning and the sirens in town went off. We live out enough we can’t hear them. I asked Kody if he thought we should go to the basement and he just say naa, we’ll be ok. I was tired enough that was good enough for me.
When I woke up we had some sheet metal from the back of our shop scattered around our woods but otherwise everything was fine. No homes were damaged in town but it sounds like Branson, right on the 76 strip was hit pretty bad. Here’s a photo from White River Electric Co-op of the Branson Landing.
The other two pictures are from KY3 News. The one on top is a well-known souvenir shop on the strip and the other is the Branson Hilton Hotel on the Landing.
I hate storms and this time of year I am always on edge!! And, why do these bad things always seem to happen at night? I wish it could only storm during the day. If it has to at all…
In Harrisburg, IL, which isn’t far from Marion and Cape Girardeau where I went to college there are at least 10 dead and 100+ injured. Ahh, so scary!
How was the weather where you live last night?