Saturday, July 24, 2010
This was the scene just one house up the street late Thursday during a series of powerful thunderstorms.
High wind and heavy rain teamed up to topple a large curbside tree. It fell across the bed of a parked pick-up truck, whose bed crashed to the pavement. The street was blocked for a few hours. I didn't know it at the time, but down the street a few houses, a huge limb blocked the road.
What you see to the right of the truck bed is the earth uprooted in the crash.
However, city crews worked through the night, even while lightning was present, and removed the section of tree blocking our street. The trunk was actually pushed back up until crews could return to remove the rest of it. The truck was hauled away.
We were more fortunate than most. The area, saturated by record rainfall totals, is experiencing flash flooding.
Time to move to higher ground.