On Friday, I was out for a run with my buddy Scott when we saw this huge black cloud rolling in. We were running through IPFW campus when we could hear this storm coming towards us at a fast pace. Then all of sudden a strong wall of wind pounds through us. Luckily there were buildings open on campus we could head into for shelter. I had never seen winds like that before. The lights were flickering and the wind was beating on the building. I honestly thought there was a tornado ripping through campus. We hung out in the athletic facility and continued to run on their indoor track to wait out the storm before heading back.
This storm caused so much damage throughout Northeast Indiana and beyond. On the drive home I saw huge trees uprooted, power lines drooping over intersections, and tree debris everywhere. Power was out in my house for about 24 hours before being restored. There are many people still without power in Fort Wayne and there are reports it may take until this weekend, a week after the storm, to restore power in all households.
I hear that Fort Wayne made the national news with this storm coverage. This was mainly due to the fact that wind gusts of 91mph were reported less than a mile away from my house. At my house, we had a big limb and half of a tree fall from the winds. Thank goodness there was no damage to the house.
Scott had a chest-mounted GoPro camera on during our run and when the storm hit. Hopefully he will be editing that footage soon to make a video on his YouTube account. I will share it here as soon as he does.
I am glad everyone is safe from this storm here in Fort Wayne. As it hit the east coast of the United States, I heard there have been 22 deaths due to the storm. Keep everyone that is roughing it after this storm in your thoughts and prayers.