Oh, this can't be so bad, it's only a "category 1". Oh, but, I didn't realize Irene would stay so long.
After all, I had seen my yard flooded just like this many, many, times.
And we could see when this tree fell early, that from the window we thought the truck was okay. We had many trees down. Two big oaks fell into our neighbor's front yard. Many were down in the woods.
We thought the storm was over. People were already riding the roads checking out the damage. Then this made me and Irene enemies!! This was the new fence that my husband built, board by board, after his heart surgery.!!
This was her parting shot to us. This was her final goodbye. When this tree fell it sounded like an explosion. It fell just between the new fence and our propane gas tank which has gas in it but was cut off from our house.
This is the damage we can see. We have called the insurance people and they will be out as soon as they can. They said to leave the trees until they get out here to look. We have no idea how soon that will be.
Don't ever take a "catagory 1" hurricane lightly. Irene hung around our house from 8 in the morning until 8 at night. I've never been so glad to see someone GO AWAY!!
The least she could have done was pick up her mess and take it with her. Oh well, what do you expect from an uninvited guest. Now we must get on with the clean up. I'll be busy for awhile.