Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Aftermath

We've had quite the doozy of a storm these past few days. First it was buckets of freezing rain encasing our cars in 1/2 inch thick (or more) of ice. Below are images of my car from two days ago. The entire car from front to back was in a shell of 1/2 inch thick ice. It took us around thirty minutes just to open up my car doors so that I could start it warming up.

The following images were largely taken from friends' facebook pages who live in neighborhoods with a higher concentration of trees. The destruction is incredible to witness as one drives through the streets of the city. It was a scary thing to drive home from  work on Tuesday, hoping a tree didn't give way onto my car under the weight of the ice. In addition to the heavy ice storm we had, we got around 8 more inches of snow on top of that the next day. We've had school off for two days, and we'll see if we don't make it three days. We're going to have some funny looking trees this spring that's for sure! Power has also been out for thousands around the city. Luckily we've maintained power in our area of town, which I am grateful for.

These are images from outside of my apartment window. As bad as it has been the past couple of days, snow is STILL coming down from the sky, pretty heavily too I might add. We're not done yet, but hopefully the worst is over?

It's amazing to me how vital water is to our health and survival, but also how destructive it can be in every form, from ice to snow to rain and everything in-between.

Hope your Thursday is snow-free!
God Bless, 

Psalm 4:8
In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.


Marisa Silva said...

Gorgeous photos!! I totally agree with you :)

Marisa x

Bethie The Boo said...

Oh my, look at all those downed trees! We did get some of the freezing rain overnight, but now it's all snow and it's letting up a bit. Hopefully it will all be done soon.

Linda Greaves said...

Wow, that is a devastating amount of snow! Its incredible how destructive some of nature can be, huh? Incredible, but wow...

Trendy Teal

Ali Hval said...

Ah man, that's just ridiculous... and far from a winter wonderland! I'm glad that you're safe, Katie, and I hope this is the last of your dastardly winter weather.

Kristian said...

Oh wow. Well, I'm sure Dakotans know how to handle a blizzard, but still, stay safe.

Midwest Muse said...

This looks crazy, lady! Isn't it time for this weather to stop?!

dusanabotswana said...

that is insane! glad you were all safe though and your home kept power. hope your friend had insurance that covered that : ( all the snow on the trees is sure incredible and beautiful though.