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Location: Seattle, WA USA

PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:53 pm    Post subject: Wind Damage Reply with quote

Seattle had another Once-In-A-Decade wind storm, 75mph winds knock over a lot of trees, take out power and cable (internet connection!!), and smash houses.

We lost power for 4 days, cable/internet for 7 days and were running low on patience after the 3rd day. We used up a lot of candles, had a bunch of matches and flashlights stored up (from Y2K Smile )
Mary Jo made chocolate center ganache by candle-light.
And we lost half the shingles on our roof, yikes!

Several of our neighbors lost trees from the wind, one just hit the edge of a neighbors house. An old willow tree split in half, blocking the alley and laying on the power/phone/cable lines.

Some friends of ours had a tree or 3 crash into their house, smashing walls, roofs, impaling beds with branches. Fortunately the ones with the worst damage had the forsight to ride out the storm in a hotel.

Here are some pictures of the damage in our area:
http://www.unofficialbmw.com/house/green/wind_damage/

One of many articles in the local paper on the storm
http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=storm16m&date=20061216&query=wind+storm

willow on the power lines


our roof with the shingles gone!

[img]http://www.unofficialbmw.com/house/green/wind_damage/medium/IMG_2551.jpg[/img

this doesn't look healthy, but probably works fine:


lots of fences blown down


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