Monday, November 28, 2011

Category 1 Hurricane Winds

Yesterday was pretty crazy around here...wind warnings and flying debris.  For the first time in my life I heard the emergency alert system tell us to stay away from windows! Our downtown core was closed to traffic and transit because of flying debris and broken glass.  Wind gusts were recorded  at 149 km/h on top of a building in the downtown core.  Category 1 hurricane force winds are classified by sustained winds at approximately 120 km/h.

Rhino went out to get a branch that had broken off of our tree and he thought the neighbours tree was going to go and sure enough it did.

Another neighbour behind us had his eaves trough come right off the house.  You should have heard the sound it made as it was whipping around.  We also watched another neighbours shingles just rip off and blow away.  Scary stuff.  Luckily, we only lost a few tree branches.

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