Tornado in Nashville
Nashville is a pretty big city with a population of over 620,000 people. So, we’re talking about a large area. But when storms made their way through yesterday, the tornado decided to hit the end of our street. (the news is calling it a “possible tornado”.) Lucky for us, we are on the opposite end of the street — unlucky for the Firestone store at the far end where part of the building is gone. I was working my shift at our store (closed up early once it was safe to leave) , Roy was trying to drive home from his work and his mother was there at the house when it hit. Lights out, phones didn’t work, so we had no idea what to expect when we finally reached the house. My four minute commute from the store to our house took more then twenty minutes. Except for the electricity, we can’t complain about the damage at our place. The wind tore a huge branch (really, about 1/6 of the tree), picked it up OVER the electric line and threw it against our patio where it rested on an old phone line that was no longer in use. Later that night, we cut the line when we noticed it was pulling on the aluminum siding on the house. It landed neatly on the edge of our little pond.
the wire seen above is the old phone line that we cut. However, right above is the electrical line that goes from the pole to the workshop, where, logically, it should have fallen. We’re glad it didn’t. The first thing I said to Roy was: “…and they JUST came yesterday and collected all the brush!”
tornado damage Firestone