Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Stormy Weather

      Rain, rain, and still more rain.  And sometimes too much wind.  Certainly too much for these two trees that caused trouble in our neighborhood yesterday.

Normandy Manor entrance blocked, June 17th, 2013

But a reason for neighbors to gather
      Everyone I talked to this morning was shocked that Delmarva Power had worked over night and restored the power by 5:30 this morning.  They earned some accolades for that one.
      But one neighbor had damage up close and personal, as the big oak tree in their back yard barely missed the house when it snapped in the storm.

      The top of the tree just grazed the garage of their house.  However, their patio furniture is crushed.   The owner had been gathering bids to take down the tree, but Murphy beat them to it.  Two other trees were damaged by the felled tree, so that they too will need to come down.  Bummer.
      Oh, and it is raining again.  And last week my rain gauge/garden cart registered 7.25 inches of rain from two previous storms.

1 comment:

  1. We just had a thunderstorm blow through over lunch time here. I ran out to shut barn windows and was totally and thoroughly drenched! If I'd had a bar of soap I could have showered! :) We were very fortunate...last evening's storm did no damage here. Some people about 10 minutes away were less fortunate, however, and had trees down and power outages.