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Massive storm drops trees,closes Connecticut Ave

Footage of Connecticut Ave in Montgomery County, MD north of DC after the massive June 29 storms dropped trees across all three lanes and wound them in power and phone lines. Even the Washington Post is beginning to whisper about climate change as a driver for this superstorm. Video shot June 30, storms pounded the area June 29 with winds to 80 MPH, 90 in another area of the same line of storms according to one report. Just two years ago, in 2010, there was another massive storm outage from a non-hurricane event causing week long power outages, then more last summer from Hurricane Irene.

Until 2010, I never saw power outages of more than one day in MD or DC except from hurricanes-and those only with that kind of punch in 1973, 2003, and 2011! Now we get hammered three years in a row, and it no longer requires a hurricane to do it.

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Added: Jul-1-2012 Occurred On: Jun-30-2012
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  • Good report!

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  • It all sounds crazy , if you choose to subscribe to that , but then there can also be very simple explanation for downed power lines, ...a lot of cities in an effort to cut budgets have not been trimming down trees from around power lines , so what they have is large branches that are weighed down by heavy foliage add rain and wind from a storm, and those branches will come down along with the power lines under them.

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    • @soilentgreene PEPCO has been massively trimming, even butchering trees to the point of generating complaints, due to similar outages in 2010. Only two preventions are possible if this weather is to be a 2 year instead of a 109 year or longer event: Remove ALL trees within their own height or power lines, or bury all power lines. The first one I would consider worse than universal generator usage as a solution.

      Shit-with all the closed gas stations generator users have another problem unless ru More..

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  • "Billy is that where you wanna be when Jesus comes back?"

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