STORM !

Yesterday around 1pm we had a major storm come through . Winds were up to 120kph. Trees came down and took power lines with them. A tornado sliced through a town near us and the Township has declared a state of emergency. Our power went off around 1:30 pm. It is still out now more than 24 hours later. As we are in the country and our water is from a well we have no water. But we do have a Camp stove so we can heat bottled water to make tea, soup, coffee etc. All the necessities of life. We are bucketing water from our not yet opened for the season., pool to flush the toilet. I drove to the barn today and saw numerous trees and power lines down. But here is what matters

  1. Our house is undamaged
  2. My husband and I are safe and well
  3. All of our trees came through without loss.
  4. If I lived in Ukraine no electticity would be the least of my worries
  5. I am typing this post on my phone and when we get the power back on tomorrow afternoon. I will post some photos. In the meantime I will not be able to respond to comments. Thanks for your understanding.

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  1. I came across this after reading the later daily posts, so I guess your life is getting back to normal. It must have been a harrowing time though

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Yes we are back to normal now. But some people are still without power! It was an experience but we were lucky our house and trees were not damaged. We are grateful for that.

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  2. David says:

    Is your power still down? Being without gets old very fast. Stay well.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      It just came back on today! What a relief.

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      1. David says:

        No more pioneer living! πŸ™‚

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        1. anne leueen says:

          Yes thank goodness. It was a good time to have a camp stove and a lantern that were still working from our days of camping some 20+ years ago. My husband says he is going to bronze the camp stove!πŸ˜„

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  3. Emma Cownie says:

    Like all powercuts, we’d deal with them if we knew how long they were going to last. It’s the uncertainty that gets you!!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Our power company has told us twice that power will be back at a certain time. But so far..no power. Day four of no power.

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  4. Rupali says:

    Good to to read you all are safe. Take care.

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  5. Neal Saye says:

    So glad you are safe. What an incredible perspective you have on the storm.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thanks for commenting Neal.. we are still without power so thr novelty is wearing offπŸ˜„

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      1. Neal Saye says:

        Oh gosh. I hope you get it back soon.

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  6. heidijean11 says:

    I’m glad you and your husband are safe. Hope you got your electricity back.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      No we are still without power but a friend has loaned us a small generator so we can run our small electric cooler!

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  7. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    So sorry to hear about the storm and the power cut Anne and so glad to hear you are all safe and well. Fingers crossed the power will be reconnected soon. Sending lots of love and please give sweet Biasini a big hug from us all πŸ’žπŸ§‘πŸ’ž xxx

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  8. Emma Cownie says:

    I hope all returns to normal soon!! It’s shocking that your township declared a state of emeregency. I hope you are not too cold!

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  9. Elaine says:

    Thank goodness you are safe and yes, as you say, if you were in Ukraine, your lack of electricity would be the least of your worries. Sending you best wishes x x

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  10. sandyjwhite says:

    So glad you are safe!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Sandy!

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      1. sandyjwhite says:

        You take care!

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  11. de Wets Wild says:

    Sounds frightening, Anne, and glad to hear that you are unscathed. We pray it stays that way.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you. We also hope we do not have more. We are also going to get a generator so if we are without power we can at least get water pumped from our well!

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  12. Oh, yikes! I’m so glad you guys are safe! I hope your electricity gets fixed soon, and that the storm is gone for good (by the way, no worries about not getting to comments right away.)
    Be in our prayers πŸ™‚

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you for your prayers. We have power back as of yesterday afternoon. We were so lucky not to have damage to our house or to any of our trees.

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      1. Ah, I’m so glad to hear that!

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  13. Neal Saye says:

    I absolutely love your positive outlook. You are true heroine.

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  14. Vicky Earle says:

    We live nearby, as you know. We are fine. Horses are ok. We are also keep things in perspective – we have food and water and our roof didn’t blow off!!!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Exactly! There are many people who had much more damage from this storm. Glad to know your horses were fine. Belinda was at a show in Ottawa with two horses in the tent stabling. Just before the storm hit all the horses in the shedrow were twirling and rearing and calling. Then when the storm hit they all were quiet and stood still next to the tent wall in their stalls. I think that is interesting.

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  15. Laura says:

    I’m glad you’re safe and your house was undamaged. A town I lived in as a girl in northern Michigan also had a tornado, it tore through the town and destroyed 10 homes, I wonder if the one in your area was from the same weather pattern? Tornadoes are so dangerous and unpredictable.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I don’t know where this storm came from and the tornado that hit the nearby town was a rarity for this area.We do not usually have the confluence of heat and barometric pressure changes that cause them.Thank you for your comment.

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  16. Wishing you and your husband all the best, Anne.

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  17. Roadtirement says:

    Glad you and yours are safe. We avoided damage to our home as well.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you! We are considering ourselves very lucky!

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  18. How about your horse
    How everything is safe

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Horse is safe. His stable had no damage.

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      1. He is a lucky horse Anne

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      2. Glad you are safe. Prayers for continued safe keeping

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        1. anne leueen says:

          Thank you so much! We still are without power but otherwise all well.

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