Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Mother Nature at her scariest

Mother Nature was at her scariest Sunday night when she delivered a tornado without warning. The greater Detroit area was under a storm watch for most of the day, but the threat of severe storms was canceled some time in the afternoon. My next door neighbor was at a private campground north of here, near the Port Huron area. He is now in the hospital with broken ribs, a punctured lung and a concussion. The following quote is from the local ABC station's website and the embedded clip has his wife talking about what happened. She was at home when this occurred.
"The St. Clair County Sheriff's Department has confirmed that one person was killed at a campground in St. Clair County after a twister hit in Clyde Township.
The National Weather Service now confirms an EF-1 tornado struck at the Fort Trodd campground Sunday afternoon.
The man who was killed has been identified as 75-year-old James Anderson from Mount Clemens.
Three people were transported to Port Huron hospital in downtown Port Huron.
Two of the victims are listed in fair condition. The other person is listed in serious condition.
Several trailers were tipped over, one was even sent into water nearby. There is serious damage at the campground as well."

After something like this, I realize just how good and simple my day was Sunday, as well as yesterday and hopefully today.


Chatty Crone said...

I guess that is why you have to enjoy and live in the moment. . . sandie

Blondie's Journal said...

Wow, the clip is devastating! I am so glad you were safe. We had a bad storm go through our area of Michigan, so it must have headed on your way. This seems to be the summer of storms.


Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

Nature is relentless -- very frightening! yes, makes a person grateful for the "plain ol' simple" days where nothing much happens!

That corgi :) said...

wow!! how scary!!! tornados scare me (yet earthquakes don't, go figure)!

glad you weathered the storm okay; hoping your neighbor makes a speedy recovery!