The Daily EO: July 20th, 2012

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.

Trees on an SUV
Crushed Garage and Roof Damage on the House (three doors up the street from our house)
Nervous Sleeping Tonight (across the street from our house)
Ripped up Sidewalk
Crushed Beverage Cart and Golf Cart at Cranbrook Golf Course
My Brother Surveying Damage at Back Shop (he’s the manager) at Cranbrook Golf Course
Asphalt Ripped Like Paper
Tree on Club House at Cranbrook Golf Course (that’s me and my brother gawking to give you an idea of the size of the trees going down)
Massive Roots Ripped from the Ground
Roofing Ripped off Apartment Building
Tree on Power Lines

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:

100′ tree Removed from our house.

Author: Susan

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