Todayís storm has caused a significant amount of damage, primarily caused by wind. Dozens of trees have been blown over by severe winds and many more have significant damage. City street crews responded to several call early this morning to deal with trees that had fallen into the roadway and in a couple cases, onto parked cars. Several street signs were down, a large amounts of debris in the roads, a few storm drains that needed to be cleared (the wind covered them with debris) and a small section of roof had blown off a City owned barn.
City priorities were to eliminate any immediate safety hazards. During the busiest part of the morning crews cleared intersections and then moved on to other immediate hazards, leaving somewhat of a mess behind. Sings are being reinstalled in the order of most significant. In some areas temporary signs have been placed. Crews are cleaning up before downed signs can be reinstalled. Both street sweepers have been working since the winds died down mid morning and crews are clearing debris thatís too large for the sweepers. Public Works crews have also been working with the Electric Department to help with traffic control while the Electric crews dealt with the safety hazards associated with the electrical system.
Pictured below are examples of the dozens of calls the City has responded to.
SOU softball field concession shop
Four fallen trees inside fence at SOU fields
City-owned barn on Villiard Street
Big Al's parking lot