Good morning. EARLY morning here…. 4:12 am to be exact. I am helping my friends today at the Little Falls Craft Fair. Should be a crazy time – it is one of the biggest if nt the biggest craft fair in Minnesota. I was there all day yesterday helping set up – from 8 am – 9:30 last night. Yes… I am tired, but I love this stuff. I have never been part of working the fair before and they expect that 100,000 people will come through between today and tomorrow. We are meeting up at 5 am to go and get ready.
A couple of days ago I mentioned e were having some extreme rain here. I don’t know why but I just thought that is was a windy rainy storm. When all was said and done I had a few branches in the yard but that was about it. However, when I drove through town I seen it was a different story.
Roads were closed due to trees down. Up town on one of the main streets the light pole was down. Heading out-of-town, a billboard was tipped over and so on… Turns out – it was 70 mile per hour straight line winds and Brainerd was a direct hit.
Today’s pictures are not my own, but pictures that my friends took around the area of the damage. For today’s Saturday Snapshot I thought I would show you that storm of September 4th:
To my knowledge no one was hurt. After the storm, the sun came out and the clean up began. The local schools did not have electricity or running toilets for about 6 hours. Local companies hauled in outdoor portable toilets. I heard yesterday that local restaurants and fast food places are not selling coffee at this time as the water due tot he storm has been tested to have bacteria in. We are in a “you must boil water before you drink it” for the next week warning, but we are on well water so we are ok.
Anyhoo – got to go. Check out the other Saturday Snapshots here. 🙂