Wednesday

A Thousand Words: A Hurricane in Pictures

This is down the road. I thought the huge rug of grass uprooted by this giant oak tree was amazing:
This is our street, blocked off by a huge fallen tree:


Giant trees crushed the roof of this car wash at our neighborhood shopping center:

Rising flood waters threatening homes:


In front of our home:



49 comments:

Groovewoman said...

Oh wow.. that is crazy! How is yalls house? We were pretty fortunate, by the time Ike made it's way up to the DFW area, it was just rain and a little wind. I am glad you and your family are alright!

Cheri-Beri said...

I keep seeing the pictures on the news and I'm just amazed.

Monica @ DailyDwelling said...

WOW! You and your family are in my prayers.

Poopsie said...

Amazing photos. Thank you for sharing.

Well Behaved Krissy said...

Oh my goodness. I hope you are all doing alright.

P.S. He loves you... said...

It looks all to familiar..this is whats on the news...and we were just there a few months ago.

So glad your getting a break from it all!

Judy said...

I found out last night one of my close Conroe friends ended up with a tree slicing through about 60% of their home. They are completely displaced and homeless now. I was finally able to find her yesterday evening...they thankfully have ROCKIN' insurance through USAA and will rebuild and have a housing allowance through the whole thing, but it will be a long process.

Dawn said...

Amazing pictures - especially the one of the sod.

Glad you all are comfy up in OK. Hope power comes back quickly so that you can return home and back to your normal routine.

Blessings and prayers!

marky said...

I don't even know what to say..
Thank God you are all safe!

imadramamama said...

Those are amazing pictures. Ike's wrath was widespread...I'm in Ohio and there are nearly 200,000 without power from a windstorm on Sunday that was a result of Ike. Hurricane force winds in a landlocked state that uprooted trees...

Ike Take a Hike is right.

I'm glad to read, though, that you all are safe in Oklahoma.

Debbie said...

I'm happy you are all safe. That sod carpet is pretty amazing. We lived on the coast of NC for several years and it is astounding what wind can do - espcially with a 100 ft tall pine tree as its weapon of choice.

Debbie said...

Wow that was some storm for sure. I am so glad you and your family are OK.

Rachel said...

It's unreal, the power of nature.
Glad y'all are ok.

Wifeof1Momof4 said...

Wow! Especially the first photo! Glad to know you are safe.

It makes me think about the comfort of being in God's arms.

The Lord is our strong tower .. the righteous run into it and they are saved.

Green Acres said...

Glad you are all ok. Looks like alot of cleanup though. You sure have your work cut out for you! We managed to make it through Hurricane Bertha when we lived in NC in 1996. I was 9 mos. pregnant at the time. We were lucky though, our house was spared, I didn't go into labor, we just had alot of trees down and yard cleanup, and no a/c or water for about 5 days. I remember sleeping in our van so that we could have a/c for awhile. It was just too hot at night being that far along in July! LOL

LifeatTheCircus said...

Wow! What a big huge mess. I am glad you are safe, but so sorry you will have so much work to do when you get home.

Valarie said...

Oh my goodness! That first picture is just unreal. Thank Goodness you are all safe.

twithhoney said...

These are incredible. Looks like a lot of cleanup and rebuilding will be going on for a while.

Hopefully you won't see anything like this ever again.

a Tonggu Momma said...

That first photo just stunned me. I'm so glad y'all are okay and that, for the most part, people evacuated to avoid Ike. Can you imagine if everyone in your neighborhood just hung out there during the storm? It boggles the mind.

Marcy - The Glamorous Life! said...

e-gads that is bad.
thanks for sharing.....

Nancy M. said...

I'm so glad you and your family are alright. I have been worried about everyone down that way. I'm glad y'all had somewhere to go. I will be praying for everyone down there.

D... said...

It's just unbelievable, isn't it?

The clean-up is going to take a long time. The devastation is mind boggling. We'll come through this to the other side tho.

Nickel Mom said...

Wow! So amazing the power of a storm and how much more powerful our God is! I'm glad your family is safe! You'll be in our prayers.

Dee said...

hang in there Kristin, Praying for you all

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Those pics are amazing! I'm so glad your family is OK. Such a blessing! Thanks for sharing those.

Loraine said...

so glad that you and your family are safe...

Domestic Accident said...

Holy cow. It's amazing you are all safe.

Bina said...

Oh my Gosh! I didn't know you were somewhere near that path! Our winds only got up to 57, so we had trees down, and I worked most of the day Sunday, but nothing like that! I hope you and your family, and your property were okay!

lori said...

Kristen....I've been praying for you guys and girls down there...THANK GOD ya'll are safe..
The pictures are amazing...and frightening....

Peace....
Oh, I read The Shack in less than a day...UNHEARD of for me...;)whew..that's all I can say...we'd need a couple cups of coffee to really "chat" about it! :)

take care down there..
lori

Genny said...

Wow. I hope you are all okay!

The Apron Queen said...

Oh yikes! My pictures are set to auto publish tonight at 5pm. Yours beat mine. Those are some HUGE trees in places they aren't supposed to be. Our neighborhood is fairly new and it was built right after Hurricanes Katrina & Rita. The developers delibrately cut down all the big trees from the front yards and a good bit of hte back yards. We live next to an empty lot full of pine trees and that's where some of our damage came from. Will you ever stay through another hurricane?? :)

AGSoccerMom said...

All I can say is Whoa!

Tammy said...

So glad that you all are safe. It seems as though it could have been much worse. The first photo of the tree uprooted is amazing.

Kim said...

Wow! So glad you got out safely! Don't feel guilty at all - you did what you had to for your family!

gina said...

Prayers and hugs. hope you have made it to your inlaws or will be there soon...

Lipstick said...

wow. I am so glad that y'all are ok. How are your Russian friends?

Jenn said...

Wow! So glad that you and your family are safe!

Claire said...

It's upsetting how many bloggers are seeing sights like that right outside their own houses. Happy that you are safe!

I just donated to the Russians, p.s.

Hope they are doing ok through the storms!

xx
Claire

Vanessa said...

I am glad you have made it safely to the in laws house and am very thankful that y'all are OK! Hope you can come home soon!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

That is some impressive acts of nature. I thought our neighborhood looked bad. I feel lots better about our area of East Texas. We lost water and electric for a couple of days, but all is well now. Glad you are safe.

Lorie said...

So scary! I am glad that you all are safe.

Amy-littletoesandcheerios said...

OMG! I've never seen grass do that! So glad you all are okay.

Karen said...

Wow! You guys got hit pretty hard! That grass rug is amazing, by the way.

Amber (Bringing Good Home) said...

OH MY WORD! I'm SOO glad your house didn't end up with a tree on it or something!

It's devastating, but at the same time, still a powerful reminder of God's awesome might and the wonder of creation.

I like the comment someone made about God being our strong tower.. Of course, that could have something to do with Strong Tower by Kutless being one of my all time favorite songs. :)

Muthering Heights said...

Oh my goodness, that looks so scary!

Kim H. said...

The rug of grass actually makes me laugh - maybe it's because this whole week has made me want to cry. All in all - we'll all be fine, but it's just shocking to see all of the pictures and know that a lot of them show places that I have been to.

Pam said...

OK. I know this old news by now - but I have just found your blog. I so relate to this. I'm not sure what state you're in - but we were still living in FL that summer. Ike missed us. However, the eyewall of Charlie, Francis and Jean all went over our town. Your picture bring back memories. After Jean we came home to find our back porch in our front yard! Right after we got everything back to normal our house was struck by lightning. So - we did what any rational family would do - we moved out of state! OK. Not that you wanted to know all of that - but there you have it...my "I can so relate" story.

Pam said...

OK. I know this old news by now - but I have just found your blog. I so relate to this. I'm not sure what state you're in - but we were still living in FL that summer. Ike missed us. However, the eyewall of Charlie, Francis and Jean all went over our town. Your picture bring back memories. After Jean we came home to find our back porch in our front yard! Right after we got everything back to normal our house was struck by lightning. So - we did what any rational family would do - we moved out of state! OK. Not that you wanted to know all of that - but there you have it...my "I can so relate" story.

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