Tuesday, March 16, 2010

tree men and hurricanes



























most people are now saying us long islanders experienced a rather wicked hurricane. people are still without power and or their cable and sadly, last I heard, nine people have died due to fallen trees. I also heard 250 trees fell in the town of hempstead during the storm. & that is just one town. as I write this winds are still gusting at 43 mph. you may want to click on this photo to get a better view of the man working towards the top of this tree. the size of a tree can be deceiving. just take a look at the pile of  logs on the front lawn. these guys have their work cut out for them.
this post is a part of "that's my world tuesday". to share a part of yours or just see more of others, please go to "that's my world tuesday". thanks to klaus for hosting with his team of helpers, sandy, wren, fishing guy and sylvia.

22 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, wow!! you guys have had more than your share of bad weather this year! Are those kinds of wind common there?? This has just been a weird weather year all over the country!! I do hope you're safe and I will be holding good thoughts for you! Hope your week gets better, not worse, Lily!

Sylvia

Alexa said...

Can't even count the number of hurricanes I've lived through on LI, and this storm caused the worst damage I've ever seen! Guess your trees are all intact, Lily?

Lily Hydrangea said...

We do get hurricanes Sylvia, but 60 mph winds are unusual. & your thoughts are much appreciated, thank you.
: )
Alexa, I think we were just lucky. though I have been hearing of neighborhoods with trees down along entire blocks (like your Monday post described), thankfully, no damage here.
I don't think anyone expected the storm to be so bad!

J Bar said...

That looks severe.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Pietro said...

Really dramatic.
Nice shot, Lily!

Randi said...

This looks very dramatic!

Bibi said...

Baaad storm. That tall tree could inflict a LOT of damage, but I hope it is healthy and firmly rooted.

A photo that tells all.

Wolynski said...

This winter seems to be worse than most on Long Island and the North East.

Why don't they bury their electric wires underground? I mean, all the time people are without power - it's like never ending on Long Island.

Great photo of an unfortunate tree.

Babzy said...

they are doing a great job !

VP said...

That pile comes from that single tree? It was huge... I hope the weather is calmer now, if not beautiful.

bobbie said...

That's an amazing shot.
So sad that so many trees were lost. It looks to me that the home owners of this one were very lucky that it didn't come down on their roof.

BLOGitse said...

oi, oi...
A weird weather all over the globe...

BLOGitse

Lily Hydrangea said...

Hi everyone,
The sun made an appearance this morning and the winds have actually died down, YAy!

Wolynski,
I wish they would bury the lines. It was poor planning from the get go.
Long Island Power Authority aka LIPA would do the work, but each town would have to foot the bill and at this point the cost is astronomical.

Bobbie, I think a branch did hit their roof, it looked like there was a slight indentation on it that was hard to see in this photo. Either way I'm sure the owners felt it was too close for comfort after the hurricane.

Dianne said...

our electric co workers were up in cherry pickers during the height of the storm
thanks to them our power was only out for a few hours
it was a wicked storm here in NJ and by you
and poor Westchester
an entire street of historic trees was lost
I hate losing trees

Thérèse said...

A scary job to be up "hurricaned" trees!
Hoping that everything is back to normal. It's so sad.

Marlene said...

Great shot, unfortunate that you had the opportunity to take it.

missb@dragonflyvintage said...

yeah, I was out driving (to and fro on the Belt Water, er, Parkway, no less!) All Day on Saturday, it was CRAZY. Barrels and pylons meant to divert traffic away from extra deep potholes and flooded areas were rolling all around the road in the wind. There were trees down all over the place in Brooklyn...but we got by w no loss of electricity (yay).

VERY sad to lose trees. VERY.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Great photo!
Hurricanes looks scary! It's very sad that so many trees were cut down... Fortunately the house is safe.

I love this house architecture!

James said...

That was a pretty bad storm. Our power went off a couple of times over the weekend thankfully not for long. Your picture graphically tells the story. The last two days have been beautiful here. I hope it's now the same in Long Island.

Kitty said...

oh boy, what a tragic scene?
It was nuts here, too. We were all hunkered down, waiting for the windows to crash in. Terrible storm!

matthew houskeeper said...

In one week we have gone from one extreme to the other. Amazing!

happily retired gal said...

How sad! The weather this year has been so strange all over. The 'twister' that passed through my area a while back did minimal damage by comparison. Hope the worst is over for you.
Hugs and blessings,