- Posted July 18, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
East Arlington Microburst
- sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer
E. Arlington MA, a late Wednesday severe weather event caused major damage to trees and power lines in the town of Arlington .
Some roads are impassable and some are barely so.
One resident I spoke to said she had been watching the forecast because of earlier tornado warnings for North of Boston and she said she saw no warning of severe weather heading in the town's general direction with only south of the city of nearby Boston having a severe weather warning in effect at the time the microburst hit.
She heard the wind beginning to pick up and then the noises outside get louder and louder and because of the earlier tornado warnings she thought it might have been so. She took shelter in her house as best she could. The wind and noise very quickly subsided but it wasn't until she went outside that she realized the damage it had caused, a fallen tree, narrowly missing her own car and laying precariously on the power lines outside the house opposite.
That seems to be the general story, no one injured but a lot of near misses, many trees uprooted, power lines down, road signs missing or twisted out of shape, and a long night ahead for cops, firemen and Dept. of Public Works crews. The sound of sirens and chainsaws can be heard all over the neighborhood. It will take a few days to get remotely back to normal.
A few pictures below but many more here