It started with the the usual question to my husband, "Was that thunder?" After we stepped outside to peer up at the sky the answer was obvious. The rumble of thunder and the strikes of lightning were many before the rain actually hit. My phone lit up with warnings from the three sources I have that tell me of approaching inclement weather. We knew with the severity of the storm and the heavy rain that there would be some damage in the Northland, but we weren't expecting this.