Good news that you and your family came through unhurt except for
your son's scare! I hope your property damage was not too severe. The
feeling of helplessness in the face of the forces of nature is a
scary time. Here, we had a tornado warning but nothing much happened--
no damage at all but I remember looking around at my library thinking
what books I would take to the basement. Thank goodness you had a
basement rather than a slab had the worst happened.
--- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
, "Thomas Clemens" <clemenst@...>
> The battlefield lost several trees but no major damage to
structures. Manny gentile's blog may have something about it. My
son is working for Cultural resources this summer and stayed late
yesterday, came home soaked and shaken from a near-miss with a
> Keedysville really got knocked, many trees down, roads closed,
power out, etc. We lost power at 3, got it back around 8:30 last
night. We lost two trees and heavy damage from another, a large limb
through the roof of our garage. In my 30 years in this county, I
have never seen a storm like that. Wow. I was standing on our back
porch when the wind took the top out of a large maple tree nearby.
We beat a hasty retreat to the basement. No personal injuries, and a
day in the back yard with a chain saw has gotten us nearly back to
> Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
> Professor of History
> Hagerstown Community College
> >>> "eighth_conn_inf" <eighth_conn_inf@...> 06/05/08 3:42 PM >>>
> I hope all our friends in the Sharpsburg/Keedysville, Boonsboro
> are OK and that the damage on the battlefield isn't too bad. I just
> read that Washington County declared a disaster due to the
> storm/tornado in the southern part.
> Larry F.