Friday, November 16, 2018

The Damage

The last 24 hours have been miserable. So much has happened in such a short time. We had a dreadful ice storm, and the entire county lost power. We froze the entire time, and also lost all the food in our fridge and freezer. Power companies from other states came to the rescue to help. Thousands are still without power. I will do three posts about this, and this first one shows just some of the damage.








You may ask why we were even out in this. My next post will show and tell you why.

“It’s God’s breath that forms the ice, it’s God’s breath that turns lakes and rivers solid." 
Job 37

16 comments:

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

That is terrible Ginny. it just shows you ow life can change in a flash. .Have a lovely weekend

MadSnapper said...

so sorry to hear this I didn't even see this on TV and we usually keep up with what's going on all over the United States we saw fires and things like that but nothing about an ice storm in Virginia. I assumed you were going for supplies or you had to go to the doctor cuz I know you wouldn't be driving in it for the fun of it. Hope the ice melts the day and that your power continues to stay on

Ann said...

Wow, so sorry to hear about this. Ice storms can be brutal. It's amazing how something that can make everything look so beautiful can also be so devastating. Hope everyone's power is restored soon

From the Kitchen said...

I had no idea! So sorry to hear about all the damage. Be careful out there.

Best,
Bonnie

Sandi said...

Ginny!!!! So glad you are safe now.

It is beautiful from a distance... and horrible up close!

George said...

I didn't realize that the storm (and damage) was so bad in your area. I'm glad you're okay.

The Feminine Energy said...

Oh Ginny!!! I'm so very sorry your area got hit like this! And all your food. *sigh* :-( I will be praying for swift recovery for you & all. Love you, Andrea xoxo

Chatty Crone said...

Ginny,

I did not hear anything about ice storms - was this the nor'easter? Is that how you say it. The first photo is beautiful - but not the others of course. I hope you didn't get any damage on your items. Sandie

Tamago said...

Oh gosh, I’m so sorry to hear this. Damages look terrible there. I hope power will be back on for everyone soon. It’s too cold to be without it.
Stay safe xo

DeniseinVA said...

I didn't realize it was as bad as that Ginny, it looks and sounds awful! Do hope you didn't experience any damage to your house or vehicles. I also hope your power is back on by now.

LV said...

Between the fires and ice, so much damage and lives lost. So very thankful you are well and trust it soon improves. I would never live up North or in California.

Ruth Hiebert said...

The ice can make the trees look beautiful, but it can also do so much damage. Being without power is also not any fun.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Oh my goodness! I know first hand how terrible ice can be. When I lived in NH (before I moved back to MA) we had a similar ice storm. So many were without power for such a long time! I will keep you all in my prayers.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

It's amazing how something so destructive can look so beautiful.

Nancy Chan said...

So sad about this terrible disaster. So much damage and inconvenience. But am glad and thankful that you are safe. Hope there is no life loss.

Gracie and Bobbi said...

Wow, Ginny! I did not realize!! And here I was complaining about getting 11 inches of snow from the storm. This puts things into perspective. Glad you are okay!!

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