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Wednesday, 4 January 2017

The damage

We had a wind and rain storm last week, with sustained winds over 100 kilometers an hour. We lost shingles from the roof and siding off the shed. Our neighbourhood is strewn with bits of shingles as roofers make repairs before the next wintery blast. 

Meanwhile, the trees along the boardwalk by the bay show devastation 

 

in the wake of the storm. 

 

The boardwalk has been cleared of debris but the greenbelt has not and the damage is obvious.

 

I fear there will come a day when the boardwalk will not be lined with trees because all will have been destroyed by high winds. 

 

We have another wind and rain storm today.

 

30 comments:

DJan said...

Sorry to see the damage to such a beautiful place. We have downed trees all the time because of wind and oversaturated soils, sometimes creating massive damage. High winds are very destructive. Hope this next one isn't as bad for you.:-(

Anonymous said...

That was some wind, if it broke trees. Uprooting happens around here when drought is followed by much rain and wind. Hope your power was not interrupted.

Angela said...

We too had many branches down with the ice storm we got. It's sad to see that happen to beautiful trees. I hope you are well and keeping warm. This Winter is a bit unfriendly. Take care Marie!

Ginnie said...

It's so fascinating to me that you have written this today, Marie, because while on the way to the grocery store this morning there was such a wind with rain that I actually wondered if it was a tornado/hurricane! Well, not likely here in the Netherlands, but it really was that bad, but lasted only a minute or two. I even told Astrid about it when she got home from work.

Hopefully your own devastation will get cleaned up quickly and won't return, as predicted. We all need to be spared from such storms.

Elephant's Child said...

Ouch. A downed tree is such a sad thing. And sometimes a dangerous thing. Take care.

Celia said...

Sorry for the loss of those trees. Wind straight off the water is fierce. Hope you have no leaks from the building damage. This has been a destructive winter. Soggy ground and wind have taken out many very old, large trees here in Eastern Washington State this winter.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Oh my, that is a lot of damage. We had high winds for a few hours but it's now died down.
Stay warm!

Anvilcloud said...

Oh,that is too bad. Our weather is changing very rapidly these days, from one day to the next or even sooner.

Marie Smith said...

The wind and rain have finally stopped. It was another wild day.

Marie Smith said...

We never lose the power for long in the city but we have a generator, SS.

Marie Smith said...

Our biggest problem so far this winter is the wind, Angela.

Marie Smith said...

Global warming is giving us extremes in weather, Ginnie. I expect it will only get worse.

Marie Smith said...

We don't have trees around our house, EC. I am glad of that!

Marie Smith said...

The weather is more destructive all the time it seems, Celia.

Marie Smith said...

It was mild today at 5 degrees. The winds and rain were terrible though, Judith.

Marie Smith said...

It is extreme too, AC.

Anonymous said...

Oh my! Those are high winds! I just happened to be coming up my driveway this afternoon and saw a big tree over my rooftops in our back yard go down! luckily it went the opposite way and not on our house! Andrea

Silver Willow said...

Oh my goodness, that was ROUGH! I'm so sorry for all the damage. :(

Marie Smith said...

Wow! You were lucky for sure! We don't have trees near the house, Andrea.

Marie Smith said...

More damage today. It's a long winter yet, SW.

Mage said...

I am so sorry. Perhaps in the summer someone can begin refreshing the windbreak with new trees. Hope you and yours are ok.

Barbara said...

The trees really did take a beating. It is a shame. Maybe it is a case of the strongest surviving.

Marie Smith said...

I hope replanting happens next year, Mage.

Marie Smith said...

I wonder hhow bad the damage was today, Barbara. It was another bad day.

Down by the sea said...

That's such a shame, you often feature the boardwalk and it just won't look the same any more. Sarah x

Marie Smith said...

I hope the city beins to plant some trees, Sarah.

The Happy Whisk said...

Oh crap on the damage. Sorry to read that.

Marie Smith said...

The winds have been very high on occasion, SW.

baili said...

Sorry about the damaging storm friend,
such storm struck here in summers and cause huge damage to trees and gardens specially .

Marie Smith said...

Nature shows us who's boss more often now, Baili.