Anyone remember the night of November 30 and the morning of December 1, 2006? The St. Louis area was hit by a horrible ice storm which knocked out power because of downed tree limbs and power lines for many residents for days on end. This was the second of storm caused power outages that year. The first was a massive July storm which reeked havoc due to power outages for weeks.
Here's a look at what we faced 8 years ago today. Our power was out and the deep cold penetrated the house fast. The ice brought down tree limbs on the campus and everyone was asked to come to the dining hall where the power was still on and it was warm. Dale spent much of the day going round from one spot on campus to another to see how things were going. We ended the day headed to our house in Collinsville where the power had stayed on.
On the evening of November 30 the sleet began and really came down hard through the night. We had just put out our blue and white Christmas trees and our dog Speaker and I went out to see how they looked, not realizing this was not snow but very slick icy stuff.
Speaker always loved snow but that year he had a lot of age on him and the slickness was just too much. That was when I knew things were not going to be good.
We woke up to ice eveywhere and no heat.
Here's a picture I took later of the front yard of the Blum House in Collinsville
8 years ago today. What a rough time that was. What we woke up to today is nothing in comparison.