Mostly pictures today because my words will not convey the whole story. There is always a sense of community when these things happen and soon after the storm during our drive around town, neighbours with chain saws were helping each other out. Trees blocking roads were quickly dispatched by citizens. There is still a lot of clean up to do, and many places do not have power yet, but the town is returning to normal.
July 20th, 2012 Extra-Ordinary: Massive Wind Storm Blew through Cranbrook (and much of the interior of British Columbia) taking our multiple trees and leaving 1000s without power. No injuries in Cranbrook, one death in the province.
PS – a 100′ 75 year old grand old pine was removed from our yard about 3 months ago. It is likely it would have toppled if it were still standing doing much damage to either our home or our neighbours: