Neil Clarke

The Award-Winning Editor of Clarkesworld Magazine, Forever Magazine, The Best Science Fiction of the Year, and More

The damage revealed by daylight

This is going to take a while to clean up:

Pictures just can’t give you the sense of scale needed here. Near the center and too the left, you can see a portion of this tree that is still standing.

Here it is from the other side looking up hill (so you can’t see the mess in the front yard). That splotch of blue by the tree is me.

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8 Comments

  1. Holy crap! Very glad to hear no damage was done to home, vehicle, or most importantly, person.

    Did you lose power?

    • Fortunately, the tree fell between the power lines and our house. It did take out the back window and door of the van though. Insurance company will send someone out tomorrow.

  2. Crap. The last time I saw such a mess was when a super typhoon ravaged our country and left the nation powerless for three days. Good luck!

    • I think the only time I remember experiencing winds like we had last night was during a hurricane. Gusts were over 60mph and continued in the 40’s until sunrise.

  3. I lived in gulf coast Louisiana my first 21 years, and this reminds me of that big hurricane that came through in the ’60s.

    Wow. Well, you can prep all this to sell as firewood. Make the whole thing work out positive, right?

    • We think we have enough firewood to supply my neighbor, my parents, and I for at least two years. That should save us a good bit of money.

  4. I’m not too far from you and I feel pretty lucky too. No damage, but I certainly didn’t sleep with all the wind blowing around, afraid of what I would wake up to in the morning.

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