Begone, before someone drops a house on you, too!

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Real Estate Broker with Coldwell Banker Residential

Some of you may know that we had a heck of a storm pass through the Evanston area yesterday morning.

It roared through here around 8:00 in the morning, and a mere fifteen-twenty minutes later was simply a memory.  But it left over 170 trees, or large branches down in Evanston, and hundreds of thousands of Chicago-area residents without power, and/or cable.  In my case, it left me without Comcast which handles my Cable television, broadband and telephone.

But I'm more fortunate than others, as we had no loss of trees, no damage to the house, no water in the basement, and we still have electricity.  As I write this there are still close to 100,000 Commonwealth Edison customers still without power, in hot and steamy condition.

Just to give you an idea of the power of this short-lived storm, here are a few photos of downed-trees in our area.

It must have been a bit of a micro-burst, as there was no report of a tornado or funnel cloud in the area... just localized strong-winds, and a lot of rain.

Hopefully, all will be improved, repaired and restored soon.

 

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What a world, what a world!!

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 ALAN MAY, Realtor®
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, 2929 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
847.425.3779      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email: Almay@aol.com

Evanston Real Estate & North Shore Real Estate
Licensed in Illinois

   

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Richie - that's a horse of a different colour.

Tammy - glad you enjoyed it.

Brian - oh, those old things?

July 13, 2011 11:22 AM
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Wow, Alan, one BIG tree down from that storm. That could have caused some serious damage!

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From the photos you posted, seems as a few fell opposite to the homes.  That's good, if there's something to be said positively.  

July 13, 2011 04:30 PM
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Alison - it sure could have.

Carla - there are a few that fell on homes and cars... I haven't heard if there were any injuries.

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Good to hear that your feet on on solid albeit wet ground.....makes us appreciate what we have huh?

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