1 A "derecho" struck the Washington DC area on Saturday night around 11:00 p.m. Several limbs and debris came down in our yard. here's a pile from the yard.
2 Another pile in front of our house. Carl's pile is to the right. We discovered the extent of the storm damage on Sunday morning - we had been out Saturday evening and, upon leaving a concert, drove into the teeth of this monstrous storm. Ours was one of 1.5 million homes without power in the DC area.
3 Across the street a large limb came down from the MacAdoo's house.
4 And the Richmond's tree split in half.
5 Carl gathers debris for the pile.
6 Carl lost a tree in the back yard, yielding a big pile of debris.
7 A piece of the trunk from Carl's tree.
8 Around the corner on Rudyard a large tree blocked the street.
9 The size of the tree can be seen by comparing the size of the exposed roots to a tall teenager standing nearby.
10 The tree brought down several communication and power lines.
11 More devastation a few blocks away at Heatherleigh and Cheshire.
12 The top of a power pole dangles from wires after breaking off.
13 Power lines are down, including across the roof of this house.
14 Further down the street a power pole broke of at the top.
15 A different view reveals the damage to be extensive.
16 A close up.
17 Worse still, a house on Farnham Drive was smashed by large tree that fell in the back yard.
18 This house was left unlivable. We were certainly lucky - limbs down and no electricity for days.
19 The house was smashed all across the top and unlivable.