Who would have thought that over here in middle-ish PA we'd have to worry about a hurricane? I mean, really? I live slightly east of center state on the Lycoming county/Columbia county border. We are thinking we had a downburst or something because of the damage our small area endured, while a half mile in either direction there is barely any sign of damage. We were without power and just got it back last night around 7:30pm. I know there are far worse damage in other areas of our BYC community, but the thing is our location, the small area of severe damage and how unprepared we all were. I need to apologize for some of the pictures. They were all taken on the cell phone and some didn't come out very well. First, my great great aunt's trailer: My great aunt's house which is right beside my great great aunt's: My great aunt had another tree down on the other side of the house but I couldn't get that picture to load. She also lost her pony for four days. Some inconsiderate moron tied him down the road to a gate that's barely visible from the road. He had no shelter, food or water for an undetermined amount of time. Also while moving her vehicle out of under the trees, her dog (who is a notorious car chaser) got behind her where she couldn't see her and she hit her dog. Thankfully there was no broken bones, just ripped tendons and ligaments. This is my great great grandfather's house, which is right across the road from my aunts' house and trailer: He has a lot more trees down all over the place. The corn fields south of the houses were flattened while a half mile up the road the fields are upright. And now my place... I was outside at 5am getting the horse and pony in while the trees were coming down. The horse was running the pasture and whinnying like mad and woke me up. Once I saw the fence was ripped down, I had to put both boys in the barn, tied, until the weather calmed down. At one point I was trying to get out of the barn and the wind was so strong I couldn't push the door open. I had to wait until the 'gust' was over. I didn't get to take before the clean up pics. I had to go pick my son up from his paternal grand parents while everyone else went to tackle what I thought was one tree down... These are all the same tree. I heard this one come down as I was putting the horse in the barn. While I was out, my mom called me to let me know that if I had gone down the hollow, I would have seen I had 4 more trees down at the end of my drive. And here's the rest of the damage around the house. Some of it I never noticed until after I came home and started taking pictures. The hen shed door blew open and it made that eastern end that lost the tin even more wet. Thankfully everyone stayed in and was okay. On top of everything, I lost all my food in the 21 cu.sq.ft freezer and the inside freezer/fridge. My mom lost the food she had in her upright that's here as well. I was concerned about my 3.5wk old chicks in the brooder with no heat. Thankfully everyone endured the damp, 50 degree nights. I was worried about one Lav Orp, but the babies seems fine now. I have one Speckled Sussex that just started acting weird yesterday. I am keeping an eye on her. She was pale and kind of lethargic and keeping her eyes half closed/closed. Her color is back and she was out foraging with everyone else today, but she's still squinty/closed eyed (no discharges of any kind). Thankfully no one was seriously hurt.