Mother Nature Doing What She Does…

June 23, 2015 between 6:00 and 6:30pm a few quick and destructive tornadoes hit southern New Jersey.  Luckily when they touched down I was still at work and only saw the lights inside the building flickering.  At this time I still did not know that the weather alert was correct and actually happening.

When I got off at 6:30pm it was still a lot of lightning and thunder and the rain had turned to just a drizzle.  Driving down 295S it was pretty much the same as any other rainy day, nothing out of the ordinary.  It all changed once I picked up my grandson from daycare.  The owner, Tosha, said that a tornado came down very close to the daycare and they had to hide in the basement.

As I was driving home you can pretty much see one of the paths of destruction, tree tops ripped off and yanked out of the ground by the roots.  It was amazing and scary at the same time to see the devastation that Mother Nature can do in a very short period of time.   (Where is my camera!)

I made it safe and sound to a home that had no electricity.  So I spent two nights at my mother’s home.

Per different reports over 250,000 people in the southern New Jersey/Philadelphia area were out of service.  It finally ame back on today.



Outage Area over 36,000 in my area.








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Posted on June 25, 2015, in Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Glad you’re OK. Nice that your mom is close enough for you to stay there. We have some nasty weather coming through Virginia and North Carolina tonight.

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  2. That is scary, I’m glad nothing happend to you and your family.

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  3. I lived in the Midwest for many years and spent many a night huddled in the basement. This past Tuesday we had a tornado watch and I was suppose to go to a gardening meeting. I chose to stay at home and the other ladies chuckled at me. No problem, enjoy the laughter, but I’ve lived it. When ‘tornado’ comes out of the mouth of the weatherperson I stay right where I am. Glad you were safe even if you were inconvenienced. We are all so dependent upon electricity it really is scary. 🙂


    • Thank you Judy! I dont think that I could ever live in the Midwest just due to all the tornados that happen there every year. I may never leave the house.

      We get threats of tornados once in a great while but they never touch down in my area. This is a first (to my knowledge).

      When I came into my apartment the silence was so overwhelming nd errie. I need noise so yes I am supper dependant on electricity. I could have sayed if absolutely necessary but so glad that mom had service.

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  4. Tornadoes are very scary. I went to grad school in Alabama. (Roll Tide)
    Tornado country. We got a couple of real mean ones. The sky went dark in two minutes at four PM. Spent the next hour in the little closet of my tiny wooden house. No time to get to a shelter.

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