Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Tropical Storm Isaias

It wasn't much of a storm when it got here. Came through during the night and I slept through most of it. But it was enough to snap off a 30" tree in my yard. That tree pushed over a second tree. It also just did reach the house. Tore off a couple of shingles, broke a small part of the roof on the porch and left a big leafy mess leaning against the side of the house.

A couple of good friends showed up last night. And my next door neighbors, a couple of college students, volunteered. It became a pretty good team and we cleared the tree, all the small limbs out to the road for the city to pick up and the bigger stuff piled on the edge of the woods.

I fixed the shingles and porch roof today. Looks about as good as it did before. Just a reminder of how little it takes to knock a hole in your plans. If that tree had come down more directly at the house, I would have been cutting limbs in the living room and dealing with the insurance company for the damages.


Old NFO said...

That's great news. The last one down your way cost a friend of mine his house when a neighbor's tree took it out.

drjim said...

Good to hear you survived with minor damage, BP!

LindaG said...

Glad to hear not much happened. Sometimes the little ones are the worst.

McChuck said...

Glad to hear the damage wasn't worse.

SiGraybeard said...

Yeah, good the damage was limited to that corner of the roof - and I assume the tree was a goner with that much ripped off.

Trees survive better if they're shaped for the winds. We regularly see hundred year old oaks knocked over, but if they thin the canopy so that air blows through, they survive. Gotta redo it every few years.

I don't know how often you get these storms, but it's worth thinking about.

ASM826 said...


It is. This was a total loss and I took down the trunk.

Will said...

Motocheez, a u-tube channel, ran around his neighborhood on a motorcycle looking at all the trees that were down in CT and parts of NY. LOTS of trees and branches blocking the roadways. No power, and no repair trucks found.
My sister lives a bit south of Philly, and power was off for 3 days. They have a generator, though.

Moto was carrying a battery chainsaw to try to clear some of the blockages.