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.

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


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