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    Posted February 11, 2013 by
    Nantucket, Massachusetts
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    Nantucket House Split in 1/2 by Tree

    During the height of the storm late Saturday a tree fell on a home located on Rose Lane on Nantucket. The Tree was located on Centre Street and was pulled out by its roots to topple on top of a home and literally split the house in half. Winds were gusting over 80 mph from Friday night and into Saturday. That combined with an unstable atmosphere being generated by Nemo produced winter hurricane conditions on the island for over 24 hours. Nantucket saw every type of precipitation from Thunder snow to rain, to a frozen icy mix, to snow. That combined with sustained winds of 50 plus mph and gusts over 80 created the conditions to topple this mighty oak. The tree combined with in town flooding caused by the harbor that came upon the land during high tide and produced massive in town flooding, from Washington Street to Jefferson Avenue, residents island wide lost power intermittingly. With some still without power on part of; Hulbert Avenue, Siasconset and Sankedy head. Currently Nantucket is under a Dense Fog Advisory, it is 47 degrees, and winds are out of the south at 24 mph with gusts up to 33mph. The airport is currently closed, but the boats are on time and operating under choppy seas.
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