or - in my case - drivers.
Whoosh - wild ride last nite. About 3pm, the boss came through and ordered us all out into the plant "NOW". Grabbed my glasses off my desk and went. Apparently there was a tornado warning. Sirens going off and all that.
Eventually when nothing seemed to happen, we all shoogled out into the driveway and looked up at the pitch-dark sky, decided we didn't see any funnel clouds (or funnel cakes either) and went back inside and turned on the radio. LOTS of lightning.
Shortly thereafter, Mother Nature decided to power-wash the entire metro area. Not joking - 60 mph winds in some places. Lots of trees down, and a lot of the already swollen creeks are now white-water rivers. Took me 2 hours almost to get home. Many stoplights out, and only a few of them had cops to direct traffic. The 2nd wave of the storm hit when I was about 4 miles from home, but we were able to creepy-crawly through the drenchpour and the road, while flooded, was still passable. Some others did not fare as well, having over THREE or FOUR FEET of water in the road!!
I was a lucky one, did not lose power, did not get flooded badly - the garden is a bit sad looking, but otherwise no damage.