BTW, in case you wonder why the steel hurricane ties and such:
02/06/2008 0129 am
Lexington, Fayette County.
Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by NWS storm survey.
An NWS storm survey team found straight-line wind damage
across urban Lexington. This occurred roughly between 129
am EST and 139 am EST. Most damage was from 50-60 mph
with two concentrated areas just west and just east of
downtown with Max wind speeds of 75 mph. Extensive
powerline and tree damage occurred west of town where a
house was destroyed from an uprooted tree. Further east
ample damage occured to a tire store and a hardees and
the Bluegrass antique mall. Trailers were also flipped.
Yes we live near downtown.