Wow, we got slammed

By Helen Triolo, last updated 6/14/13 07:41am

Photo credit Cindy Cotte Griffiths  

This photo by Cindy Cotte Griffiths is of trees that came down in Monroe Street near Rockville Town Center yesterday, when we were hit either with a tornado, or a damaging storm on the edge of one. Patch is reporting damage in at least 40 locations around Rockville.

Mocovox passed on this report yesterday evening: “From Hans and from Ike - for everyone in Montgomery County: “As of 9:30 p.m. approximately 11,000 customers remained without power. Pepco estimates full restoration by Friday evening. As of 9:00 p.m., 4 signals remained without power. Four way stop signs have been placed at the intersections. Ten confirmed roads closed.

The Red Cross is finding shelter for residents (mostly in Rockville) who are unable to stay in their homes due to downed trees.Three nursing homes, two assisted living facilities, and one senior apartment community remain without power.”

The City of Rockville posted this note with useful phone numbers: To report trees blocking a city street, call 240.314.8567. If residents notice a tree touching a power line, please call Pepco at 1-877-737-2662. Residents are advised to stay clear of trees that are touching power lines.

Residents are reminded to call 911 in an emergency. If residents require emergency transport assistance, call the Fire and Rescue Service at 240-773-0027.

Woodley Gardens West neighborhood was one of the hardest hit. Keith Adams sent these photos of the devastation there:

Photo credit Keith Adams

Photo credit Keith Adams

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