Monday, August 29, 2011

The Wrath of Irene

Hurricane Irene paid us a visit Saturday.  DH and I are fine but a couple of pine trees from the back of our lot fell and clipped our house.  One of the branches went into an upstairs bedroom and damaged the roof.  We had rain pouring in most of the afternoon!


This tree fell first and hit the other one breaking it off.  They both clipped the house.








This is the tangle of trees next to our sun room.


















This is the ceiling of the room upstairs.  The hole in the wall is where the branch came through!

















The trees blew out the window in the room we were sitting in.  My husband was sitting right by the window.  We have thousands of pieces of glass in the carpet and on the furniture in that room.  We were lucky.  All over town there are trees down and houses damaged.  Ours is not nearly as bad as many others.  Around the corner from us a huge tree fell on the house and half the house is crushed.

This is a car that was parked in our neighbors driveway.  They moved their other cars to the street!!



The strength of Mother Nature is amazing!  I hope everyone else all along the east coast survived.

6 comments:

Barb said...

Oh my gosh...that is so amazing...so glad you both are okay, especially your husband....

QuiltingFitzy said...

Thank you for checking in, been thinking 'bout you. The tangle of the insurance, and waiting for the repairs is sometimes a strugle, but it will all get taken care of. People can't be replaced, glad you and hubby are OK!

Carol E. said...

Wow! You're the first person I "know" who had some real damage! I hope it doesn't take forever to get this all patched up. Thank goodness you weren't hurt.

elle said...

oh my! It is wonderful that in spite of all that happens right around, you both are safe. Bless you!

Katie said...

Gosh. I'm sorry about all your damage. So scary! We were fortunate. We didn't even get very much rain!

whatktmadenext said...

Oh my goodness. I'm so glad you're ok and sorry to see the damage Irene did.