My last post talked about how Irene took it easy on us and Pepco did a better job than usual keeping the lights on. I think I was a bit hasty on both counts. I lost power this afternoon for almost an hour, yeah, during the sunny, calm part of the day. Also, I've seen a bit more damage, I'll start with the most visually impressive.
This house on the corner of Greentree Road and Old Georgetown Road near NIH really got clobbered. A tree fell right across the center of it, totally ripping through the attic. The tree is now gone and there is just a gaping hole in the roof. I see there is the red sticker saying this house isn't suitable for occupation on the front door. Next to this house there is a large, white SUV that I always see and wonder how they get such a big vehicle in such a little parallel parking space, a tree fell on it too, partially crushing the roof (Bethesda Patch has some photos of it, and other storm damage).
Twitter user @kangkanglanlan posted this image of another car hit by a tree in Bethesda.