I made quick round through the neighborhood this morning. Of course I wasn’t able to hit every single block, but I was surprised how little damage I saw driving through our streets. The wind gusts and heavy rain last night made me expect a much worse situation. But for the most part I only found scattered branches and clusters of wet leaves. Most of the streets are open for traffic.
But I did come across a few sites with tree damage and blocked roads. 10th Street is closed between Irving and Hamlin because of a topped off Oak tree. Pepco was already on site to start removing the tree and to repair the cut power line.
The next down tree I found on 14th Street by the Monastery. I am not sure, if this tree fell yesterday, because I haven’t driven this way for quiet a while. A shame nonetheless.
A tree came down from the back yard at 8th and Jackson Street to crush the fence and fall in front of a line of row houses on Jackson. I talked to one of the residents who lives in one of these row houses. According to her nobody got hurt. Only minor damage was caused to a parked car and a cable line came down with the tree.
It looks like Brookland made it through this horrific storm just fine. I think we can consider ourselves lucky.
UPDATE 5 pm: The tree on 10th Street is still blocking traffic. No attempt has been made to remove it yet.