Monday, March 15, 2010

Vicious Storm Strikes Brookhaven/South Haven

A vicious early Spring storm hit the Northeast coast Saturday, March 13, 2010, with aftereffects into Sunday and Monday. Hurricane force gusts accompanied strong winds and heavy rain for much of Saturday, and strong winds continued into Sunday and Monday. Brookhaven and South Haven Hamlets felt the effects, but there was surprisingly little property damage. Parts of the hamlets were without power, telephone and cable service. And quite a few large trees were felled. Streets and yards were were littered with smaller branches. Fortunately, in spite of the winds, tides were not exceptionally high.

This tree on Beaver Dam Road toppled across the front yard, but missed the house.

A common scene through the hamlets as trees and limbs were cleared. This photo is at a residence at the foot of Mott Lane

This tree was felled on South Country Road. It's a bit surprising that it lasted as long has it did, being mostly hollow. While it struck the house, it did not appear as if major damage was done.

This tree, on South Country Road in front of the Presbyterian Manse, brought down some telephone lines but missed the power cables.

This is the side yard of the Post-Morrow Foundation headquarters on Bay Road. Photo contributed by Marty Van Lith.

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