Did you know me and Stanley were in the Windy City last weekend? No . . . we were NOT in Chicago . . . we had a "wind event" called "down slope winds"!
Since we live by the mountains (technically across the street), we USUALLY get a nice gentle breeze in the evenings. Our winds otherwise come from the west. But SOMETIMES, when a low is in the right spot, the winds come over the top of the Rocky Mountains, screaming down the slope and right into us! There was LOTS and LOTS of damage. Nothing catastrophic but lots of damage.
Men (and sometimes women) on roofs is a common sight these past few days. Right after the wind event the mayor organized volunteers to help remove downed trees. On Sunday over 1700 truck loads were taken to the green waste facility. You could hear chain saws everywhere! And of course it caused power outages too.
Now we hear a lot of hammering and the sound of nail guns. It will be a good year for roofers!
Still running into fallen trees.
Trees in the process of being removed.
The city workers are cleaning up a park from a fallen tree.
This tree crossed the property line.
Lots of missing shingles were flying through the air like frisbees!
Not nearly as many pine trees as there used to be!
Another one bites the dust!
There was damage on the sides out of view too.
Some houses lost siding.
This used to be a giant willow tree that was overgrown onto the sidewalk. Every time we walked up our street it was a nuisance to walk under its low hanging branches. That is no longer a problem.
I hope they don't wait for this to fall down!
This is our neighbor on the south side. They have damages on both sides of the roof.
The neighbor on the north side has a few bad patches, The photo didn't really catch it all.
You may or may not remember that the day me and Stanley came to live furever with mom and dad there was a lot of noise because a new roof was being put on our house that very day (cuz of another downslope windstorm). That was 4 years ago March! And we are happy to report that our roofer did a great job - no damage!
Murphy & Stanley