Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tornado Touched Down In OC





I never thought I'd be blogging about a tornado here in the OC. But today it actually happened. The school sent an email saying that they put the high school on lock down because of the warning (the H.S. is only a couple of blocks from the beach.)

In the harbor a water spout was spotted in the ocean heading for the shore. It hit Pacific Coast Hwy., turned over cars & continued into the harbor overturning a 40ft catamaran. It tore the roof off of several homes & buildings.

I was at home with my son & my friend (I've had a migraine for two days & now my stomachs acting up). The rain was coming down so hard & the wind was howling...they say it got up to 80 mph. We all jumped up because it was so loud and ran to the window. It looked like a hurricane...very crazy.

I know those of you who live in places that have to deal with this all the time are probably thinking, "Big deal." But for us in So. Cal., it is a big deal. Things like this just don't happen here. Earthquakes we're used to but tornado's, not so much.

I guess the next few days are supposed get even worse. Two days of rain in a row is ridiculous for us...how will we ever survive 5 days!! LOL...yes we are VERY spoiled here!

7 comments:

KC Mom said...

That is a HUGE deal! How scary! Get better soon!

Orchardviewcottage said...

WOW!! I am an OC Native (Brea) but now I live in Northern Michigan.. I am glad I missed the touchdown!! Now I just deal with snow and ice, nottraffic and tornadoes!! lol.. Stay dry!!

Kimmy said...

That is crazy!! I'm up here in Northern California and yes, this rain is nuts! I am currently watching the freeway from my office and the rain is just pouring. Although, up here we get more rain than you guys down there.

I agree, earthquakes I can handle (I'll never forget Loma Prieta, 1989), tornados? Never been in one and don't care to be :o)

Kimmy said...

That is crazy!! I'm up here in Northern California and yes, this rain is nuts! I am currently watching the freeway from my office and the rain is just pouring. Although, up here we get more rain than you guys down there.

I agree, earthquakes I can handle (I'll never forget Loma Prieta, 1989), tornados? Never been in one and don't care to be :o)

Helene said...

I saw pics of the damage on GMA this morning! Crazy!! So glad you're all okay though!

I'm in Northern CA and it's been pouring so hard and the wind gusts are incredible. One of our metal gazebos outback has actually been lifted and moved towards our backyard.

the BLAH BLAH BLAHger said...

I live in Tustin and work in LB. The weather has been INSANE, huh? So scary. Anyway, hi from SITS!

Summer said...

Isn't it INSANE down here??? I'm kinda loving it. Until Saturday...then that'll be enough.

Btw, can you be ANY cuter???