Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Storm Clean Up

After Hurricane Irene moved up to our northern neighbors, we were left to clean up the mess she made.

Due to lack of previous rain, we were spared a lot of damage from uprooted trees and severe flooding.

Sunday morning dawned sunny and humid and this is what we found in our front courtyard.


This branch was impaled into the ground - this is why you don't want to be walking around outside when storms hit (take note you crazy television storm reporters)


 Our back deck was full of leaf confetti.  We had already removed the large branches before I took the pic. 


After accessing our yard damage, we drove down the road to check on our neighbors.  We followed the city trucks for a bit as they made their rounds.


Here is the wind instrument that was set up at the small airport near our house.  I'm not sure what the top wind speeds were. 


Some neighbors (on West Road for you locals) had water front property for a few days. 



The water in this neighbor's yard went right up to their front porch.


Notice their chicken yard art?  It's sitting on it's own little island. 



Most roads were littered with branches and leaves.  Only a few had large branches blocking the road. 


Fortunately we had our two favorite "stick picker-uppers" helping us with the yard clean-up.


I hope the rest of you on the East Coast escaped much damage and are safe and sound.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad to see that y'all weathered the storm safely. We went ahead & evacuated (I think you're farther inland than us though). I'm just glad it's over... and praying that Katia decides to skip us.

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