Photos: Aftermath of The Eastern US Violent Storms

Frances Lukens looks at the tangle of boards and tree limbs piercing her living room ceiling in Lynchburg, Va. on Saturday, June 30, 2012 after a huge oak tree fell directly on the house during a storm the previous night. (AP Photo/The News & Advance, Parker Michels-Boyce)

There were violent storms from Indiana to New Jersey since Friday June 29, 2012.

This is a very bad disaster.

At least 13 people were killed and 3 million people are without power.

Emergencies were declared in Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, the District of Columbia and Virginia.

In West Virginia, trees fell on both sides of the train tracks.

232 Amtrak passengers were stranded Friday night on a train.

The storms also damaged a prison in Illinois and huge trees fell across streets in Washington area.

A tree toppled by severe storms sits atop a car in Washington’s Dupont Circle neighborhood on Saturday, June 30, 2012 in Washington. More than two million people across the eastern U.S. lost power after violent storms and two people died, including a 90-year-old woman asleep in bed when a tree slammed into her home, a police spokeswoman said Saturday. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko)
Lighting flashes Saturday morning, June, 30, 2012 in Hebron Md.. Violent storms swept across the eastern U.S., killing at least nine people and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands on a day that temperatures across the region are expected to reach triple-digits. (AP photo by Salisbury Daily Times, Kristin Roberts)
Mike Wolfe’s pick-up truck lies under a fallen tree in front of his house after a severe storm in Falls Church, Va., Saturday, June 30, 2012. Wolfe’s daughter Samanth Wolfe created the for sale sign as a joke. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
In this photo taken Friday, June 29, 2012 shows a brick wall from the second story of the Christie’s on the Square store in Columbus Grove, Ohio. The bricks fell on and crushed two vehicles as strong winds tore through the region Friday afternoon. (AP Photo/The Lima News, Jay Sowers)
People survey storm damage in the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Washington, June 30, 2012. Wind gusts clocked at speeds of up to 79 mph ( 127 kmh) were reported in and around the U.S. capital, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of homes in the Washington area. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Debris from the storm-damaged Park Tanglewood apartments, some of which were exposed when high winds tore open a hole in the roof and knocked out the electricity, sits atop cars and utility lines in the parking lot in Riverdale, Maryland, June 30, 2012. Wind gusts clocked at speeds of up to 79 mph were reported in and around the U.S. capital, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of homes in the Washington, D.C., area. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst )
The dislodged awning of the storm-damaged Park Tanglewood apartments, some of which were exposed when high winds tore open a hole in the roof and knocked out the electricity, sits in the parking lot in Riverdale, Maryland, June 30, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Powerful storms hit the mid-Atlantic states with hurricane-force gusts Friday, knocking out power to more than one million people in the region. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

Take Me Home, Country Roads

Have you heard the song, ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’?

I really love singing the song.

It was written and sang by John Denver.

The song is about the country roads in West Virgina.

It tells us about the beautiful mountains and the Shenadoah River.

I have been on the country roads in Ohio, New York and the Mid-West but not in West Virginia.

I wish that I can go to West Virginia and see the beautiful places as in the song.

We planned to go to Washington DC and to West Virginia this summer but we could not go there because of Influenza A(H1N1).

I hope I can go to West Virginia next year  😉

Country roads. West Virginia
Country roads. West Virginia
John Denver
John Denver
West Virginia
West Virginia

Deadly Ice and Snow Storm Cut Swath Across US

There is a very bad ice and snow storm across the United States.

At least 17 people died in the Midwest.

Trees fell on power lines so there is no electricity in lots and lots and lots of houses.

Some school are closed because it is dark and too much snow so people cannot go out side.

There are lots of accident because the roads are too slippery.

Winter StormIt is hard to walk out side because it is icy and too slippery.

Winter Storm
Winter Storm

Anyway the ice on the trees look so beautiful.

Winter Weather
Winter Weather

There is lots of snow in Ohio and I think there is a lot of snow outside  Uncle Arif’s house in Columbus.

APTOPIX Winter Weather

APTOPIX Winter Weather

CHICAGO (AFP) – Hundreds of thousands of people were left shivering in the dark after a massive ice and snow storm cut a swath across the United States Wednesday, knocking down power lines, snarling traffic, grounding flights and forcing schools to close.

Freezing rain on the southern end of the storm covered trees and bridges with brilliant ice crystals but made roads incredibly slick and dangerous from Texas to Pennsylvania.

At least a dozen deaths were reported.

The northern side of the snow dumped as much as a foot (30 centimeters) of snow in some areas of Ohio and the US east coast.

And with a cold front moving in behind the storm it could be days before the ice melts and weeks before all the damage is repaired, officials warned.

Bitter cold to linger across U.S. through weekend

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It is freezing in U.S.A. now.

It must be very, very ,very, very cold.

I read in CNN that it may get colder later.

The wind is very, very, very, very cold too.

In some places in U.S.A. you’ll get frozen if you play out side.

So you can’t make snowman in the garden.

There are lots and lots and lots and lots of snow.

But maybe there is no snowman 🙂

It is freezing
It is freezing

There is lots of snow in Ohio too.

I don’t want to go to  Uncle Arif’s house now  because it is freezing.

I hope Uncle Arif is not frozen in the snow.

I think  everybody’s car is frozen in the snow because it is very, very, very cold.

Applefest

Applefest in Sidney Ohio
Applefest in Sidney Ohio

I like to go to Applefest because I like to eat apples.

I like the sweet apples and I like the sour apples too.

I went to Applefest in Sidney, Ohio in September 2006.

A big red apple
A big red apple

There were lots of apples at the Applefest.

I saw red apples, green apples and yellow apples.

I ate apple sauce too.

They made apple butter at the Applefest.

I like apple butter too but apple butter does not taste like butter.

I saw a play at the Applefest.

They were other fruits and vegetables too.

I saw old cars show.

There were lots of beautiful old cars.

Old cars show at applefest
Old cars show at the Applefest

Apple Picking

I like to go apple picking.

When I go apple picking I pick apple.

“]I choose the red apples from my Abah's friend neighbour's house in Palo Alto, California [2005]
I choose the red apples from Uncle Nisar’s house (Abah’s friend in Palo Alto, California) – [2005

I pick the big red apple.

When I pick the apples, I eat the apples at the orchard.

“]I ate the apples at the orchard
I ate the apples at the orchard – near Columbus, Ohio [2006

I went apple picking in Ohio and Palo Alto, California.

When I eat apples over there, I will say mmmmmmmmm

The apples are so sweet.

I love apples very, very, very much.

And I like to buy apples too.

Do you like to eat apple too?

Hugging big pumpkins near the orchard in Ohio
Hugging big pumpkins near the orchard in Ohio