posted on Jul, 18 2014 @ 01:29 PM
a reply to: HardCorps
Softball sized hail...Lighting blew all the tomatoes off my plants... I mean they just exploded right on the vine... I'd never seen that
Wow. I've gardened for years in CO, dealt with many disasters but I never thought lightning could destroy my tomatoes.
I don't know if it's from years of drought or what but the lightning seems more supercharged.
There was a strike last year on the rocky outcropping behind my garden. It sounded like a plane coming down fast. I had time to duck, then wham. It
reverberated, shook the ground. I went up expecting to find wreckage or an exploded tree but couldn't find any sign of the strike.
It scared me enough to move my garden this year. That's why I'm dealing with flooding issues, I'll get it worked out. It's up against the house
now, I have better hail protection and a place to run for cover.
A guy got hit in his garage in Aurora. In another incident a woman's car was hit/set off the airbags causing her injury. Depending on what you're
touching cars aren't all that safe but exploding airbags isn't something I'd expect.
We've been dodging the hail so far but our roof's a mess from the micro bursts. We took care of the driveway but the county neglects our road.
There's an "earthen" dam that shouldn't be here. Our road crosses a deep arroyo, the culvert's blocked and the road bed is holding back a huge
amount of water. I won't drive across it. There's a drop off on one side and water up to the road on the other.
The county tried draining it with pumps but gave up. They dug a trench but it overflowed cut the road in half. They fixed that and now they're just
hoping it drains on it's own. We can avoid it but other people use it everyday.