Storm Damage

Photos by HRFD Photographer Sheryl Drost

07/24/12

Much needed rain arrived this morning as a storm blew through, but we could have done without the high winds. Firefighters responded to two possible house fires, numerous downed trees and wires, and a gas leak. Whew, that was a busy couple hours. The fire station ran on generator when power went out at the, but it is back on. It might be awhile before the older section of Roscoe gets their power restored due the volume of large trees down on power lines. Traffic lights are also not working in Roscoe; Roscoe Police are directing traffic at Hwy 251 and Hononegah Rd.

Chestnut St. in Roscoe was completely blocked by a fallen tree and downed wires.

The top of a tree was snapped off and blocked another section of Chestnut St.

2nd St. and Chestnut saw tree limbs take out a flag pole, a fence and filled the pool with debris.

Left, a tree limb is snapped off on Broad St. in Roscoe and right, Firefighter Sean Laurent checks on a gas leak on Third St. It seems a large tree was uprooted and snapped the feeder gas line.

The portable fence at Leland Park tood a hit and another picture of a downed tree on Chestnut St.

Third St. and Second St. both took hits on downed trees and wires.

Anothe fallen limb crosses Third St. and FF Jesse Martin checks out a large limb that took down yet another electrical line on Second St.

A tree is uprooted on Straw Lane and tree limbs bring wires down on a garage on Second St.

Third and Broad saw winds bend a utility pole and snap a larg tree in half bringing down lines with it.

A resident on Frances checks out a large limb that blocked the road, and wires block any access to Beecher.

Lightning struck a home on Rollingsford in Roscoe. Luckily firefighters found the fire quickly in the walls and extinguished it.

The homeowner on Rollingsford, Jack Duhigg shows the uprooted tree that dropped next to the house.

Wires blocked residents that live on Double Ditch in Roscoe from getting out of their cul de sac.

 

 

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