Friday, December 01, 2006


I'm sure by now some of you have heard that a tornado, or at least a very serious windstorm, struck Demololis last evening. We're still not sure that it was a tornado, but all the signs point to it being so. A trailer park near here was wiped out, and the Christmas floats being prepared for tomorrow's parade were blown away. The damage seems to be very localized, and there have been no reports of injuries.

The tornado apparently hit around 9:30 last night, about an hour after we had left the downdown area. We walked to downtown to take the candlelight tours of two antebellum mansions here in Demopolis. We were watching a DVD when the power went out.

Other than rocking around a little we really had no effects from the storm at all. A little rain, a little wind and the power outage. That was it. We're fine, the boat's fine and we're just relaxing getting ready for the cookoff this afternoon.

The big change that we've seen is that the wonderful warm weather we've had for the last two weeks is gone. It's now about 40 degrees, and that's about the high for the day. Big change from the 70's we had up until yesterday. We plan on heading for Mobile Sunday or Monday and it looks like we will have some chilly evenings as night time lows are supposed to be in the 20's the rest of the week. We've stocked up on alcohol for the heater, so we'll be warm enough. But, Hey! Isn't this supposed to be the South?

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