Com Ed and the city of Chicago did an excellent job attacking the devastation left in the wake of Sunday's microburst. Clear the thoroughfares, restore power, trim precarious limbs, and then chip the rest as time allows.
This what the tree looked prestorm. Not only did it knock out power but it took out the gutters and blocked the alley. Power was restored Monday morning.
Twitter served most excellently for neighbors to share pictures of downed trees, dented cars, damaged street lights, etcetera. Bill Savage wasn't in town but he asked a very good question. Did our two most famous trees (at Farwell Pier) weather the storm? Yes they did. Edgeglendaily.com published a tree casualty map. While incomplete it does catalog the major trees that bit the dust.
Last edited 8-6-15 9:59 pm
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