I would like to take this opportunity to thank several people who assisted us when a very large part of a huge cottonwood tree came crashing down in our backyard at 10 p.m. Saturday …
I would like to take this opportunity to thank several people who assisted us when a very large part of a huge cottonwood tree came crashing down in our backyard at 10 p.m. Saturday night July 13. The two policemen, whose names I did not get, made sure no one went near the downed power line until the amazing city electric crew arrived to begin working to restore power to the entire block. They arrived about 10:15 and had the power restored by 12:15 a.m. One man from Garland Light and Power came to help.
On Sunday morning, a family of four (including two teenage girls) came to clean up our backyard and garden. They worked for over three hours in the heat to cut up the tree and take the small branches to the alley and stack the logs so other people could come and pick up firewood. The trunk of the tree that broke off in the wind was about 22 inches in diameter at the base and was between 70 and 75 feet tall.
On Monday morning, a local tree service individual came to evaluate the remaining tree and made the decision to take down the rest of the huge tree before more of it came down on our house. Even after all of the damage from the storm on Sunday night July 14, he considered ours the most dangerous if left standing any longer.
People in the Powell area are fantastic. Thank you.