Shapley wrote:No word yet from Haggis, here or on Facebook. I'm guessing he is one of the multitudes in Dallas left without power. Hopefully, nothing more serious has happened.
We all all safe and (knock wood) undamaged. Yesterday was quite hectic here in north Texas and once again it was pointed out that Mother Nature still trumps mankind. The QDBFH and I frequently comment and complain that when rain comes through Dallas heading for us it always seems to split and one arm goes north of Plano and one arm goes south. That's what happened yesterday and we're not complaining anymore.
The QDBFH was at a friend's house north of here when the tornado siren began. In Texas the sirens only go off when a tornado is actually seen on the ground in your vicinity. I got the dogs and me to our "safe room" and she hunkered down at her friends house. No actual tornado came that near but the rain was incredible, I had 2 inches in 2 hours. We never lost power but lots of other people in the neighborhood did, go figure. One of her friends tried to leave but the rain was so intense she returned and they all cowered in her friend's safe room.
If you watched TV you saw that incredible shot of the Schiender trailers being tossed around. Empty, those trailers weigh 14,000 lbs!! I "work" the Schneider area almost every day and had been there Monday. I'm supposed to attend a meeting at Schneider next week, i suspect that's gonna get cancelled.
As a humerous aside, I noticed that most TV stations, when portraying the South, seem to find the dumest cracker around to interview. I noticed yesterday that the interviewers were looking for the trademarked "Dallas Wimmen" big hair blondes, mostly well dressed and well spoken seem to be the pattern of the day, GCB, if you will
A friend I work with everyday in Forney, TX was in his office when the tornado hit his building. They all hunkered down in the IT room and the tornado ripped off part of the roof and caused damage inside the building. I'll upload his photos to the BB facebook later on.
Right now the news is reporting that we had 13-17 tornados hit the ground in the DFW area.
Bottom line, The Haggises and dogs feel very fortunate to have dodged 13 - 17 bullets.