Monday, December 18, 2006

The Great Wind Storm of 2006

The biggest wind storm to hit these parts since the Columbus Day Storm of 1962 blew through the campus on the evening of December 14, knocking out power and flooding the basement of the library. Many trees were toppled, mainly in the woods near the president's house (one fell directly on the library); one of the big trees on Jones Circle went down and another was nearly torn in half when a huge limb came off. Here are photos of the woods and the Jones Circle debris (above) and one of one of the fallen trees (below). Count the rings to see how old the tree was.

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