[Market-farming] tornado/winds

Beth Spaugh lists at rhomestead.com
Fri Aug 17 21:58:36 EDT 2007

It was interesting. We saw dark clouds coming. Didn't hear a warning. We are
on the east side of a 2-story building, which provides some protection, and
tie our EZUps to the posts of the covered walk. So the back was secure. Two
of us were hanging onto the front corners and levitating for a few moments.
One tray of tomatoes went flying (thank goodness for chickens - I can just
call it chicken food). The real damage was 5 miles north of our market area.
Had about an hour and a half of no customers. Then the sun came back out and
the customers came back.
Thanks for asking. Glad you were spared.

Beth Spaugh
Rehoboth Homestead
Peru NY
http://rhomestead.com <http://rhomestead.com/> 



From: market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
[mailto:market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Sue Wells
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2007 6:37 AM
To: 'Market Farming'
Subject: [Market-farming] tornado/winds

Beth, and anyone else in area, 

I hope you didn't have any damage at the Farmers Market in Plattsburg
yesterday. I saw some coverage on the TV news this morning. Looks like
Plattsburg was hit pretty hard, but didn't hear where anyone was injured,
thank goodness. I was just worried about your Farmers Market.

Grand Isle was hit, then it went over to the Georgia/Milton area. Looks like
South Hero is good. I was in the Farmers Market in Winooski and we heard
about the warning, but too late if it really would have hit us.  We had
quite a bit of wind, but nothing super bad. 

Grand isle had quite a bit of damage, and no electricity, maybe the road is
open by now, but was closed last night. The area fire departments were
working hard

after the incident.

I am from tornado country originally, and I didn't like it there with the
tornadoes, but here, they are so rare and there are no tornado sirens, or
warnings. After yesterday, I am thinking of trying to find a small portable
radio, weather alert device, something to take with me to the Markets, for
my safety and knowledge if another bad storm like this one is anywhere
around me. Does anyone have any ideas? Out of the 4 markets I do, this one
yesterday is the only one I would have a good building to take cover in.  

Sue Wells



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