We had a tornado close by

@1creekgirl (25860)
United States
June 7, 2021 9:22pm CST
And I didn't know a thing about it! My husband and son were playing golf when they heard about a tornado touching down near our house. Turns out it was about a mile down the road, but didn't do much damage. I was in the house with my play list going, myLotting, cleaning, doing my usual chores and was totally oblivious. Had a hard rain storm outside, but nothing unusual. I didn't have the TV on and had forgotten to turn my volume back up on my cell phone, so I didn't get an alert. My husband was frantic when he couldn't reach me, so he called my cousin down the road to check on me before he could get home. Thank the good Lord no one got hurt or had any property damage as far as I've heard anyway. And I'm sure glad we got those potatoes out of the ground before all that rain! The photo is my peonies this year. I absolutely love peonies.
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@LindaOHio (67910)
• United States
8 Jun
I'm glad you are safe and sound. Lovely flowers.
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@1creekgirl (25860)
• United States
8 Jun
Thanks, I'm thankful no one got hurt.
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@BelleStarr (60212)
• United States
9 Jun
That is scary. I have watched a tornado down in Florida on the maps as it went down the road past our house heading toward the in-laws house. One year it actually came into our complex but we were not down there then, it did a little damage to our house and outdoor light but not much. I love peonies too, mine are in full bloom right now.
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@1creekgirl (25860)
• United States
10 Jun
Glad to know you didn't have a lot of damage. Tornadoes are so fast and deadly. I'd love to see your peonies...do you have several varieties?
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@BelleStarr (60212)
• United States
14 Jun
@1creekgirl I have white and pink
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@BelleStarr (60212)
• United States
14 Jun
The white
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@CarolDM (138059)
• United States
10 Jun
Somehow I missed your post a few days ago. A long week here. Wow that tornado was close to you. Glad you are safe. Beautiful peonies.
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@1creekgirl (25860)
• United States
10 Jun
Thanks. How is that sweet Brendel doing?
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@CarolDM (138059)
• United States
10 Jun
@1creekgirl Thanks for asking. She will not eat the food the vet prescribed. I will try again today. I am adding a little chicken broth to see if that will help. She is sleeping a lot and I make sure she is drinking water.
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@1creekgirl (25860)
• United States
10 Jun
@CarolDM Bless her heart. She knows she's loved.
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@Nevena83 (64189)
• Serbia
8 Jun
I'm glad no one was hurt. I believe your husband was really scared. I love peonies too, we have a few of them in the yard.
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@1creekgirl (25860)
• United States
8 Jun
Yes, he was really worried about me. What kind of peonies do you have? I read there are over 6,000 kinds!
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@Nevena83 (64189)
• Serbia
8 Jun
@1creekgirl I did not know that. I have white and pink.
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@Nevena83 (64189)
• Serbia
8 Jun
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@kobesbuddy (127024)
• East Tawas, Michigan
8 Jun
Peonies are one of my favorite flowers, too! Thank God, nobody was injured or killed by that tornado:(
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@1creekgirl (25860)
• United States
8 Jun
I haven't been down there, but hopefully it was so bad. I have two peony bushes, one is the white one in the photo (Festiva Maxima) and the other is a pink (Sarah Bernhardt.) They smell so wonderful, don't they?
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@kobesbuddy (127024)
• East Tawas, Michigan
8 Jun
@1creekgirl We had five tornados touch down last summer, the same night. Not one home was destroyed or one person injured.
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@1creekgirl (25860)
• United States
8 Jun
@kobesbuddy Praise God for his protection!
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@sharon6345 (277746)
• United States
8 Jun
I don't know what happened today but oh my goodness I could not see anything outside the pouring was that fierce. My friend looked out the window and could not believe the fog was so thick as well.
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@1creekgirl (25860)
• United States
8 Jun
There's been a lot of bad storms on the east coast today.
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@sharon6345 (277746)
• United States
8 Jun
@1creekgirl I missed that because I don't watch the news. Did anyone lose a life or home?
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@1creekgirl (25860)
• United States
8 Jun
@sharon6345 I haven't heard anything today yet, but I don't think there was much damage, if any.
@wolfgirl569 (41275)
• Marion, Ohio
8 Jun
Glad to hear everything is ok. I enjoy storms and seldom pay attention to the warnings
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@1creekgirl (25860)
• United States
8 Jun
Goodness, I wish you would. They can be so deadly.
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@wolfgirl569 (41275)
• Marion, Ohio
8 Jun
@1creekgirl This time of year I am mostly outside. If the animals get nervous then I keep an eye out.
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@LadyDuck (341406)
• Switzerland
8 Jun
I am glad that you are safe and you had no damages. We had a hail storm Sunday night, but we had no damages in the garden. Your peonies are beautiful.
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@1creekgirl (25860)
• United States
8 Jun
Hail can really cause a lot of damage. Glad you didn't get any from that hail.
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@LadyDuck (341406)
• Switzerland
8 Jun
@1creekgirl We were lucky this time, the stones were not bigger than a chickpea. I am always worried when we have hail storms.
@Deepizzaguy (50221)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
8 Jun
Tornadoes are very scary since the damage they do to home and property is even worse than a hurricane.
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@1creekgirl (25860)
• United States
8 Jun
Yeah, you can sometimes get out of the way of a hurricane.
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@Deepizzaguy (50221)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
8 Jun
@1creekgirl That is true.
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• Eugene, Oregon
10 Jun
I am glad to hear that there was no damage and that it was no closer.
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@1creekgirl (25860)
• United States
10 Jun
We were really thankful, too.
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@moonandstars (50123)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
10 Jun
i am glad you were okay. this weather is getting out of hand.
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@1creekgirl (25860)
• United States
10 Jun
It definitely is getting stranger.
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@HazySue (38106)
• Inverness, Florida
8 Jun
Beautiful flowers. I am glad it didn't reach your area.
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@1creekgirl (25860)
• United States
8 Jun
Thanks!
@NJChicaa (99356)
• United States
8 Jun
I'm glad you all were safe. Tornadoes scare the hell out of me.
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@1creekgirl (25860)
• United States
8 Jun
They scare me, too. We have more hurricanes usually than tornadoes, but both can be deadly.
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