7/8/08

Only in Oklahoma!

A week ago Sunday our town and two other local towns lost all their power for a couple of hours in the afternoon. It was quite bizarre, a perfect summers day, no wind (unusually) and no storms in the area at all. None of us could understand what had could have caused the power failure.

Later we heard that a trampoline had got into overhead power lines and caught fire, causing the massive outage! As it was a calm day we assumed it was kids messing around.

Well today I got the local paper and discovered what actually happened, and trust me you couldn't make this up. Apparently an isolated 'whirlwind' just happened to drop into the garden that had a trampoline, picked it up and threw it into the power lines!

As the Hubster commented, the chances of that happening were little or none, now they're just 'little'! Only in Oklahoma my friends :-)

8 comments:

Kay said...

Oh My Goodness! That's incredible! You really do live in an exciting place. Wow!

notevenatshirt vb said...

That's so scary to me! Everytime we get a tornado warning or watch I turn into a nervous wreck!

Sherri said...

Wow Sarah that is an amazing story no one could make up!!

Almost American said...

Not quite in the same league (English understatement), but did you hear about the funnel cloud that stole a washing line in Lancashire this week? Yes, it's very rare, but funnel clouds can be seen in the UK too!

BritGal' Sarah said...

AA - I always say the UK has perfect conditions now the weather is getting hotter there!

I would love to see the face of the insurance agent that gets the call for the trampoline loss!

Daryl said...

Amazing ... but nothing much surprises me .. I live in NYC

:-Daryl

Rhea said...

NO way! That's wild. I can't believe it.

Mmm said...

VEry funny--" Only in Oklahoma!" Ha!