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Crazy Michael

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Hurricane Michael was supposed to hit Florida, go up a couple of states and then zoom back off into the ocean. However, Michael decided to stay a strong tropical storm and come right up over us here in Virginia. We are okay, but our small town could not handle all that rain and the damaging winds that blew through. There are really no words that I could give you to describe the horrible scene.

The company my mom works for closed early so all the employees could get home safely. However, that didn’t happen because as they were leaving the parking lot getting ready to go onto the main road, it was flooded going both ways.

My thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by this storm. Watching the devastation in Florida on the news left me heartbroken for all of those people.

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Veteran’s Memorial Park not far from my house
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Mall parking lot
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The Mall
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Water seeping into the mall
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Rescuing a man from a tree. His car was swept away by the water.
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My mom took this picture on her way home of a mudslide.
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Another view of the mudslide.
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This entire road was under water only a few minutes before.
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The road washed away
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My mom took this while leaving work.
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Electric Road
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Coal Creek Road
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Another rescue
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after the storm
After Michael left the area a golden sky was left behind with a rainbow!
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Such a crazy looking sky when the storm was leaving!

*These pictures are not my own.

34 Comments

  1. The Eclectic Contrarian

    Bad season for storms. I hope it passes quickly.

    1. Now the sun is shining and it’s beautiful outside! Crazy weather!

  2. Yes, Michelle, the sky turned a luminous yellow, so pretty but strange! Those pictures look scary. I saw water rescues on our local news! Crazy! I’m thankful you and yours are well…..he was a powerful one! πŸ€—

    1. Thank you! He was definitely scary! The sky was amazing, but so spooky!

  3. What a storm and the devastation is so sad. It was loud here in Coastal Carolina but passed through quick enough to keep the damage minimal. Beautiful pink sky here last night, what a difference a day makes.

    1. So glad there was minimal damage there! I think the sky was so amazing after the storm.

  4. Woah! :-O That is insane! We don’t have that kind of weather here in Denmark. Once in a while we do get a hurricane, but a very small one by your standards. I would like to experience one though – yeah – I’m crazy but I’m really into weather phenomena.

    1. Maybe we could switch homes for a bit. HA! Weather like this is very rare for us, but this year has been crazy! Hopefully next year will be calmer.

      1. Not likely due to climate changes.

  5. I hate hurricane season. Especially living in the east. We always get the remnants of hurricanes. Best wishes for you. Stay dry.

    1. Thank you, Christina. I’m ready for fall weather now. No more hurricanes and tornadoes! πŸ™‚

  6. So thankful that you and your family were ok…those photos are incredible. Florida received all the news but apparently Virginia really got hit as well.

  7. Sorry to see such a mess there. We were spared this time, but such scenes seem to come so often to so many places. Prayers all around.

    1. Thank you! So glad Michael didn’t bother you!

  8. We had flooding similar to that in our area in August when flash floods rushed up around homes and businesses. Scary stuff. In 2011 the town I live in was under water after the remainder of Hurricane Sandy dumped tons of water on our area. The flooding was down the road from us and it was hard to see so much damage.

    1. It’s so sad to see something so horrific happen in your own neighborhood. The only positive is that everyone seems to come together and help each other in times like this.

  9. Wow! Those are some scary driving conditions for sure. I hope your mom got into her house all right. It looks like the emergency workers were on the spot helping people get through the dangerous areas. Erie looking beautiful sky in the aftermath…Wow!

    1. My mom was able to get home later in the afternoon. Thank you! Fire and rescue from surrounding counties were even coming in to help. Unfortunately some people lost their lives.

  10. Betty Jo/ The Journey

    My Prayers Are Going Up For Everyone!! ((Hugs))

      1. Betty Jo/ The Journey

        You are Always Welcome!! ((Hugs)) πŸ™‚

  11. Michele – so sorry for the devastation in your area, but glad you & your family are safe. Michael also knocked it’s way thru Richmond & our area leaving downed trees & power lines all over. Blessings & hugs! πŸ’¨β˜€οΈπŸ’¨

    1. That’s terrible! I’m glad you’re ok. My prayers are with everyone!

  12. Scary! Do you think it is due to climate change?

    1. It could be. I have no idea, but I know it’s getting scarier here. πŸ˜”

  13. πŸ¦‹So glad that you are safe. Praying for better days ahead.

  14. Prayers for all of you as you recover from the storm.

  15. Glad you are ok Michelle, it must have been frighteningπŸ™πŸ»

    1. Thank you! Yes it was scary for a while.

  16. Oh my goodness that is awful, I hope everyone got home ok. Thank you for being my 100th follower, a great milestone for me! now following you to!

    1. It was devastating and now more tropical rains are coming tomorrow. Very unusual for us here in Virginia! You’re very welcome! Thank you for the follow and for reading! πŸ™‚

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