7.11.2008

One Wicked Stormy Afternoon

a powerful storm hit the twin cities area on july 11. photo of the aftermath. I'm speaking with a customer on the phone this afternoon, we were trying to rush out an urgent order for him. All was going good as could be, everything was on schedule. Just as he finished thanking my crew for their hard work, flexibility on adjusting our work load, and doing something that the commercial companies could never do....we lost power in our building due to a very powerful storm. The high winds, branches flying, trees falling over, water coming down in buckets. It was an amazing storm to watch. Heck, since we were without power and our customers order that we had worked so hard to finish was going no where, we all watched in awe as the storm rolled through

After 15 to 20 minutes of downpour, the rains stopped, we made our way outside to get an up close view of the damage. Naturally I grabbed my camera and started shooting photos. What I found interesting, while I was taking photos, the group of my co-workers started picking up the lot of the leaves and branches. No one asked them to do so, they just did it on their own. Including one brave soul who waded into the loading dock to remove debris from the sewer drain. I thought all of their efforts was rather awesome to see.

I will post another batch of photos tomorrow on the storm, including my favorite shot from this photo set.

a powerful storm hit the twin cities area on july 11. photo of the aftermath. a powerful storm hit the twin cities area on july 11. photo of the aftermath. a powerful storm hit the twin cities area on july 11. photo of the aftermath. a powerful storm hit the twin cities area on july 11. photo of the aftermath.

1 comment:

Jim said...

That was some storm. Great photos.