April 30th, 2012
This weekend was BaronFest, a gathering of German Shepherds in St. Louis. Saturday, sitting around the table, I noticed clouds, and it was drizzling a bit, and I commented on it, Monica, hostest with the mostest, pointed out “southwest” from the yard and my directions were off. But an hour later as I went towards the hotel, southwest was dark green and the wind picked up. I quick fired off a text and by the time I got about half a mile down the road, BIG thunks were hitting the car, couldn’t see, and moi, who never stops, joined a couple other cars under the I-70 bridge. The wind picked up even more and the sirens went off. I could barely see beyond the bridge, and soon it was full underneath. This is the place where the tornado hit one year ago. Above is the result, below too:
From wall to wall German Shepherds to wall to wall ice balls… Monica might need a new roof, but otherwise damage in Maryland Heights wasn’t too bad. But closer to downtown, the beer tent at Kilroy’s was another matter:
Back to Monica’s neighborhood:
Everyone was safe, dogs too, but most pups were terrified.