It's really nerve-racking to see this hovering over your development project.
I had an exciting afternoon and evening planned; a quick final walk-through with a client, then a quick jaunt to Stewart Title
for the closing, and then off to McNellie's for the ULI Real Estate Roulette
As we were wrapping up the walk-through, suddenly it thunders, the storm warning sirens rev up, and my mobile rings, all simultaneously. On the phone was my wife letting me know I might want to consider coming home (just across the street from my walk-through...yes, I live among clients and love it), to get into the storm shelter.
One power outage, 3 rounds of storms, and multiple trips in and out of the storm shelter later, I head out to check my projects in the neighborhood
, then a mile south down Penn to my commercial project, the Main Street Business District
. This was what I found...
The view facing south at NW158th & Pennsylvania after the storm in Edmond.
The officer blockading Penn was cool enough to let me through. Surprisingly, we had minimal damage despite numerous large power line poles snapped in two around us.
A large power pole snapped from its easement on the south property line of our development.
What an afternoon and evening it was. We were fortunate that power was restored by a little after 6, and aside from not being able to attend the scheduled closing, I was most disappointed by not getting to be a part of the ULI Real Estate Roulette.
So yes, I had an exciting afternoon and evening planned, and while it was still exciting, it was not as planned. Perhaps the next one will be scheduled on a less eventful night by my new friends at the ULI. (Sorry, guys, I had to check my projects and I couldn't leave my girls for the evening without power.)
A few entry lights now need some adjustment.
I've posted a Flickr set of all the photos I took from storm damage in NW Oklahoma City / Edmond