I'd been awake since 4 a.m. by bad thunderstorms and heavy rain. I got up at my usual 5:30 a.m. and checked the weather radar. A storm was coming my way, and the lightning and thunder started getting bad, so I turned the TV off. At 5:45 my sister called to report we were under a tornado warning and that Roundtop was right in the path.
I grabbed the dogs, two cats and headed for the bathroom, the basement already getting some water in it, and besides, I didn't really want to go outside to get there, anyway. Within a few minutes, the storm intensitified, and then the wind started to rise. The wind and the noise started getting very loud and just kept building. I started hearing little things falling on my roof--just leaves and acorns, probably. Then for 5 seconds it got very, very loud. I won't say I heard the "freight train" but it was only a few steps below that. It sounded as though it was overhead but not actually on the cabin. And just about when I was thinking this wasn't going to be good at all, it was gone.
So I gave it a few minutes, said "Whew" a few times and proceeded to take Dog for a walk, and when I got close to the lodge, that's when I saw the first of the damage.
As far as I could see, the lodge itself and surrounding buildings are okay. I saw some small pieces of building debris--flashing, mostly, or other small loose stuff and not a lot of that.
Across the road from the resort, over by that small building (a pump house), you can see trees in the forest just flattened by the wind. The road itself is still blocked to traffic. I was finally able to get out by driving on a dirt road and then leaving by a normally-closed access road and avoiding this area. I don't know how far down the road the damage continues. I haven't been out that way yet and won't be able to get there until that part of the road is cleared.
Right now the sky is clearing, and the weather is improving. A few schools are closed. There's lots of localized flooding but the main part of the storm is now over, and now the clean-up is underway.