The Storm of May 31, 1998
It was hot and humid all day. We spent the day out of
town and returned to find the power had been off for 1 1/2 hours.
No problem. As the afternoon wore on, it became windy and thunder
rumbled all around us. When the sky got really interesting, we grabbed
This is the view facing north from the back porch. We would
learn later that a tornado was traveling up route 23, which is 1.3 miles
From inside, the thunder and lightening were awesome.
We had a real storm window.
Fortunately, toward sunset the storm ended, and the sun came out:
The next day, we saw the damage to the farm across route 23 and
to the Wells Cemetery:
These are of the little house (formerly a schoolhouse) beside the
We were very fortunate to weather the storm.
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