Don’t Forget About Mother Nature…


Dannika Harris writes, I have heard of sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite, but that was not the case on Monday night at 10:25pm.

I have heard of sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite, but that was not the case on Monday night at 10:25pm. I live in Lakewood and I was finishing the news with my mom. When all of a sudden the National Weather Services posted a warning on the bottom of the T.V. screen saying if you live in Lakewood, Morrison, and surrounding areas, there is a tornado and severe thunder storm warning. Then the Channel 9 weather person said ” Seek shelter immediately”. My family and I took shelter in the basment quickly. My mom went back upstairs to get the dogs and my cat. I was so scared for her, but she came back very fast. The storm was over by 10:48pm in our neighborhood. ( I know this because I watched the clock the whole time down stairs.) We all went upstairs and saw the damage. We had a road covered with about a inch of hail and my backyard deck was covered in it too. We all stayed up until we saw the stars were out, then I knew it was safe to go back to bed. The next morning you could see downed limbs and most of our trees were stripped of their leaves. My moms truck and uncles car had hail damage too. We were very lucky we had no broken windows and still had power. I heard on the news that more then 25,000 people had lost their power. My mom had some errands to do on 44th and Kipling and I tagged along. So many houses had so, so, so, much damage. One house had a tree right down the middle of it, and next to that, the St. Martin Society had their windows knocked out by hail. As we drove down the street, I could see three trees uprooted and on top of something, much to my surprise, it was two cars owned by Brandon and Pete. Pete said ” I ran out and rolled up my windows so no rain would get in the car”. He was kind of chuckling and said ” It didn’t matter”. The good news was It didn”t hit the house and they were happy for that. On the way home, we stopped at Anderson Park in Wheatridge. There was a Huge and I mean Huge tree uprooted and tipped over. It was so sad because you know it has been there for a very long time. My mom let us go over and explore it. I could not believe that the wind did this, and it wasn’t a tornado. Mother Nature lets us know who is in charge sometimes and sometimes it isn’t nice. If you know of anyone who may need help or just needs a shoulder to cry on this week, please help out. I am so sorry for all those families and friends who have damages or loss to their property.


  1. Wow!
    Wow! That is really touching. You never really know how real it is, and how devastating it is until you experience it yourself. All I can say is WOW!

  2. I’ve once experienced hail too.
    I’ve once experienced hail too. However, I thought it was someone throwing ice at me. (I was only 6 years old when that happend.)

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