Irene was not kind to trees in our neighborhood. With ground saturated from a day of rain, powerful winds twisted trees out of the ground. The two downed trees that I observed today were in relatively exposed locations, on a corner and/or adjacent to a major road.
Waycroft Woodlawn Neighborhood
This oak tipped out of the ground and damaged the home, going through the roof in at least one place. I spoke with the mother of one of the residents and learned that no one was injured, but three cars were engulfed and likely totaled by the bulk of the tree. This occurred at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday morning.
Virginia Hospital Grounds
The road has been cleared of branches from this fallen tree but the uprooted trunk is clearly visible from the road.