September 16-18 2018
We were lucky, in that we had winds of around 45 mph at times, and 6.5 inches of rain. I also got my generator back from the repair shop late the afternoon a day before the storm struck. This was important because my basement floods and it is a real mess and expense to clean up. I learned a lot about generators that in hind sight is amusing and also a lesson. More on My Generator here.
Photo of how hard it rained below. xxxx coming
The tree below was one of several that fell on Queens Road West. It did a lot of damage to the next door home. There is a very large blue tarp over the entire roof now. October 7th.
Photo # 1
So why did this tree fall. I took several photos and even a close up or two of the root system under ground. One obvious root just crumbled when I grabbed a handfull of the rotten wood.
Photo # 2 below
Photo # 3 Handfull of rotten wood.
What is even more disturbing is the close up which I took from a different angle.
This willow oak came down during Florence two houses up from where I live. I believe I saw mushrooms at the base of this tree recently. Mushrooms are the fruiting bodies and it is an indicator that rot has been going on for some time.