Oct 06, 2013 - 11:21 am
Atlas definately smacked us with a vengence. We have been without power since about 2 pm MT Fri afternoon and they do not an estimation of when we will get it back - could be several days. Out of State line crews are on the way here but most of the roads are still closed/impassible. At 9 the state is dispatching their plows to open I 90 which is closed/blocked from the WY line to exit 192 (Murdo, SD).
My cell and my tablet both 'died' on Fri so have had no communication with the world. Hubby was hunkered down at the shop and as soon as they got the OK to put the tow trucks on the road he came out here to check on me. The closest he could get was between a 1/4 and a1/2 mile away on the other side of the RR tracks through and over drift up to 15'. He brought me a car jump box so I can charge my cell off of it.
If you have seen pictures on the weather channel or elsewhere of the trees down everywhere - it is pretty much that way everywhere. The most recent estimation of tree damage is 25% totally damaged/killed, 25% heavy damage, 25% light damage and 25% basically no damage.
This morning is a beautiful sunny day, no wind and its supposed to get up to the mid 50's today so fast melting but that brings on the potential for flooding. In a couple hrs I'm going to bundle up and try to go for a walk to better see the damage (and get pictures) than I can looking out windows.
Hope all who have been in Atlas path, are being hammered by him now and are waiting for his arrival come through it safe.
Winyan - The Power Within