Windstorm, 18. Aug. 2004

50-mph winds knocked down a big tree branch in the lot next to mine, taking out my power, phone, and cable TV.

(Click on any image for a larger version.)

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The offending tree branch
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Why the fire truck?
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Because this wiring got ripped off my house and started arcing in the bushes, that's why.
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Rigged-up electrical re-splice (temporary)
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Close-up
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The final fix, including repaired telephone and TV cables

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