To prepare for this storm I went to the grocery store to make sure I had all I needed to keep us hydrated and fed just in case the weather cause lots of problems. Once I got home, I rounded up all the candles and the weather radio and waited.
The dark clouds rolled in (the pic above)
The wind blew some branches off the trees as well. Here is one of many. This one landed on my old beat up Kia.
When the rain came, it came fast and hard. The wind was howling at this point.
Another good picture. This was taken about 2pm. The rain and wind gusts were heavy and hard. The wind blew things off my porch, out of my neighbors yard and for some caused severe damage. My kids came home talking about the "tornado drill" they had had in school. In all actuallity this was not a drill. We were under tornado warnings. The most severe part of it went to the north of us.