Video - Falling trees in Hurricane Sandy

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Video - Falling trees in Hurricane Sandy

Post by edfrank » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:01 pm

HURRICANE SANDY - Live Footage Captures Trees Falling!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwFkyHAxC0g
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwFkyHAxC0g
Latest live footage of Hurricane Sandy in the United States (as seen on the BBC news 30 Oct 2012). Watch as the storm blows down THREE trees, causing fire and car damage! Captured on a digital camera 29 October 2012. PLEASE SHARE - this is amazing!!


Hurricane Sandy Tree Falling
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Cy1PvvNEFo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Cy1PvvNEFo
Hurricane Sandy ripping up my tree


Tree Falling in Front Yard - Hurricane Sandy, 2012 - Acton, MA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQWbVSbnuWo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQWbVSbnuWo
This is a short video of a tree that fell in our front yard due to Hurricane Sandy. Acton, MA. October 29, 2012

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Re: Video - Falling trees in Hurricane Sandy

Post by Rand » Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:02 pm

Wow. It's almost like they fall in slow motion or something.


In other news, me and my big mouth:

http://www.ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f ... 747#p19747

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Re: Video - Falling trees in Hurricane Sandy

Post by jamesrobertsmith » Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:35 pm

That was impressive. Scary stuff when they go. I always get nervous when I'm backpacking and a wind storm hits. Scariest one was in a Cohutta Wilderness backpacking trip. Two fronts collided. One second it would be sleeting, the next we'd get hit with rain and the temperatures would soar. The winds were hideous. During the night we could feel the ground thumping as root systems all around us were strained. There was nothing we could do but wait it out.

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Re: Video - Falling trees in Hurricane Sandy

Post by Don » Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:05 am

While I've no images or videos, several weeks back we had a similar confluence of hot and cold air masses meet in Alaska...here in Anchorage we had 65 mph winds with gusts to 85 and 100mph on the Hillside (part way up the Chugach Range at the eastern edge of town.
Here in Anchorage, we had hundreds of trees blow down, fences flattened, signs blown over. Most startling were the rootwads...in one case a patch of 5 or 6 blew over in one combined rootwad.
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Re: Video - Falling trees in Hurricane Sandy

Post by edfrank » Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:41 am

Don, Randy,

I saw two of these videos of trees falling in the wind on ABC News and looked for them on Youtube. I see lots of videos of trees lying on the ground after storms, and trees that have smashed things, but not too many of the trees in the act of falling. So I thought I would post these here for others to see.

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Re: Video - Falling trees in Hurricane Sandy

Post by edfrank » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:43 am

Here is another one:

Tree Falling in Hurricane Sandy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYIUiSRIHuE

All takes place at about 1:29
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Re: Video - Falling trees in Hurricane Sandy

Post by PAwildernessadvocate » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:08 pm

I attended a conference in North Carolina over the weekend, on my way down Wednesday evening and Thursday I drove through West Virginia. Along U.S. Route 19 south of Birch River on Thursday I noticed a lot of broken tree tops in the forests along either side of the road. I would guess that Sandy probably dropped almost four feet of snow at the highest elevations between Birch River and Summersville. I don't know exactly what the elevation is along through there, but my guess is it's at least 3,000'.

On my way back to Pennsylvania yesterday I stopped at a scenic overlook to snap a few pictures.
brokentrees1.jpg
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broekntrees3.jpg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Wi66lAi0cg

The broken trees more or less petered out by the time I reached Summersville, though there were few more south of there.

Also, I stopped in Bridgeport Wednesday night on my way down. It took me a while to find accommodations because all of the motels and hotels were filled with people from the surrounding area who had lost power. A gas station in Birch River I stopped at on Thursday had no power, and I had to use their restroom and make a purchase (cash only -- no working register) by the light of a lantern. Many traffic lights through Summersville were without power on Thursday, so you had to be real careful when navigating those intersections.
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Re: Video - Falling trees in Hurricane Sandy

Post by tsharp » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:48 pm

Pawildadv: The elevation along US 19 varies from 1,000' at the town of Birch River, 2,000 feet at Summersville, and maybe 2600' on some of the higher ridges on east side of US 19. The area did get between 2-3' of heavy wet snow and did cause some tree damage, roof collapses and power outages. The slowness of power restoration is more a factor of rough terrain and personnel being diverted to coastal areas. This area has had tree damage from the Oct 2011 snowstorm, the 6/29/2012 derecho and now the Sandy Superstorm. As of this morning 18,000 customers are still without power. The pictures of tree damage look like the derecho damage which was more severe along right of ways and not so much in the interior of forest stands.

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Re: Video - Falling trees in Hurricane Sandy

Post by Rand » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:44 am

I did find a snowfall map from Sandy (whoa!)
sandysnow1031a.png
Though the article does say the amounts are estimated from satellite and probably exaggerate what actually accumulated on the ground.

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-b ... now/915201

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Re: Video - Falling trees in Hurricane Sandy

Post by tylermark » Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:31 pm

That was so destructive. During the Hurricane sandy trees had fallen on my car damaging it. That was the worst experience :(

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