We've encountered more severe weather in our 3.5 years in Louisville than in the 20+ years we lived in the hurricane-prone state of Florida. I'll take rain and wind (and 80 degree temperatures) any day over what we've endured here in Kentucky.
Here's a brief recap of all the severe weather:
- September 2006: A torrential downpour flooded and totaled one of our cars.
- July 2008: We awoke to a jolting aftershock from an earthquake originating in Illinois. Nothing major, but seriously, an EARTHQUAKE!
- September 2008: Hurricane Ike sent powerful winds through Louisville, knocking out hundreds of trees and our electricity for 6 days.
- January 2009: A strong winter storm, complete with ice and inches of snow knocks out our power for 1 day...and counting...
Here are some more pictures of the latest disaster:
It's hard to see in this picture, but the I am measuring the distance from the top of the layer of ice to the tip of an icicle.