A quick moving storm passed over the warehouse (and our home) on Tuesday.
Winds briefly reached 90 miles per hour, with incredible gusts and driving rain.
This amazing photo was taken four miles from our property.

(photograph by Peter Forister)

Virginia storms can be whoppers, though.
In September 1994, we returned home from the magic shop to find all eight of the oak trees that surrounded our house- on the ground!
A microburst had knocked these giant trees down, and one of them hit Monticup Manor.
Take a look at what that storm did to our house...

Right smack dab through our family room!

Standing in the hole from the uprooted tree

View from inside the house

Another view from inside the house

Luckily, we were not home when the storm hit in 1994.
We did have some pretty scared doggies waiting for us, though!

Here is the inside of the house after rebuilding.
Like a good neighbor, State Farm was there! :-)


Lou Conti

Date 5/11/2021

Mr G

Date 5/11/2021


Date 5/12/2021

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