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Lots of Trees, Columbia: 2 June 2011   7 comments

Posted at 11:34 pm in events

Holy Moley that was a blow! There was debris all over the streets of Forest Acres, the stoplights at Forest & Trenholm and Forest & Beltline were out (and Trenholm Plaza dark), trees in the road on Millwood, and this tree, with downed powerlines, in Shandon just across from Za's pizza.

Going home, I had to turn around and backtrack when I came across this scene:

and then found that of course my power was gone (though luckily I didn't seem to have any trees through the roof). I got power back around midnight so I could actually post this. Hope everyone is OK!

Written by ted on June 2nd, 2011

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  1. Just got the power back here at 6am.
    Lots of pine tree branches in the yard as well as a mine field of pine cones.

    ChiefDanGeorge

    3 Jun 11 at 5:39 am

  2. Over in West Columbia we had a huge hit from the storm. About 8:30 I had to go meet a friend who was traveling from Charleston to Greenville and just made it to our exit right as the storm hit. There was already a large limb in my driveway and as I pulled out saw an arc the size of a 2 story house coming from the high voltage line right of way - I think there is a big transformer in that area. Our power was out until 4:17 am. Then this morning I saw a tree all the way across Bonham st at Devine.
    Crazy but glad it wasnt worse.

    larry

    3 Jun 11 at 11:49 am

  3. There was a large pine tree limb down in my neighborhood (Irmo/St. Andrews area) last night...and I was without electricity for over an hour last night (as was much of the neighborhood). As an avid Coast to Coast AM listener, I think that something big is going on with Mother Earth and while nothing is 100% clear as to what, strange things are happening. Stay tuned for details.

    Andrew

    3 Jun 11 at 3:08 pm

  4. my power went out for about 5 seconds

    Javier

    3 Jun 11 at 6:00 pm

  5. Javier you're lucky than most of the rest of us (myself included)

    Andrew

    3 Jun 11 at 6:57 pm

  6. Some areas of West Columbia were still out as of Friday afternoon, and our power went off again (briefly?) during the day judging by all the flashing clocks when I returned.

    larry

    4 Jun 11 at 2:25 pm

  7. @ Andrew its because i live in Elgin

    Javier

    4 Jun 11 at 3:28 pm

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