Sunday, August 28, 2011
Hurricane Irene takes it easy on Bethesda
After all the news leading up to Hurricane Irene's arrival in Bethesda, MD, it turned out not to be so bad. There was rain, but not too much. There was also wind, but again, not too much. Pepco's tree trimming campaign must have had some effect because there weren't even too many power outages.
I drove around this morning and lots of streets had extra leaves and small branches on them, the picture at the top is a pretty typical example.
There was a bit of damage though, this house had a pine tree fall on it, that tree then broke off and the top also fell on the back of the house.
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A tree fell on the Capital Crescent Trail where the trail goes through the golf course (between 2.0 mile and 2.5 mile markers). Blocking the trail but you can still go through it. Also I saw a tree fallen on a car on Kentburry Drive. Power lines were also down so the owner of the car wasn't able to move the car either as of 8pm today (and their neighbors didn't have power). I wished I'd had my camera with me when I went out for a jog this evening... It was quite a sight.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the tip, Anonymous. I took a walk there over lunch and the tree has been mostly cleared from the trail. I'll update the post with a picture tonight.ReplyDelete