April 16th Storm in Northeast

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by RedMax Man, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Got a Call from a client that i just did a spring cleanup for on sat. They're in Florida for a vacation and asked me to stop by their property because someone called them to say a limb or branch fell on the lawn. This is what i found when i got there...:eek:

    My area (Merrimac Valley, Lowell area, MA) and southern New Hampshire got hit very badly with winds over 50 mph and flooding rain. They've declared a State of Emergency for my here and in NH.

    So i will be doing storm cleanups in addition to spring cleanups and the people who i've already done are going to need me back because every yard is a mess. this one is the worst though so far. I know someone in NH who's suv was totaled by a tree.

    Was anyone else badly effected by this weather?

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  2. Idealtim

    Idealtim LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hope you had a nice, sharp saw with you, and plenty of mix....

    Around my area of ct, there was no real damage except for a couple downed trees and some wash outs. It was amazing to see how much taller the water mark on the trees and other stuff was compared to the normal marks.
  3. TazLandscapes

    TazLandscapes LawnSite Member
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    Up here in Portland we got hammered pretty much every part of the city is still without power.I got called on by 4 of my customers about doing tree removal and storm cleanup.So i went out to check on them and at one of my clients two trees in his yard were down including one that is rotted and his entire yard is under about 4-5" of water. so it looks like i will have a very busy weekend.
    I will try to post some pics up when i start work on thursday..

    Mike DiBiase
  4. lawncare18

    lawncare18 LawnSite Senior Member
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    15 inches of snow .. heavy wet snow for me... 60s next week.. from winter to mowing.. anyways lots of snaped trees etc etc..

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
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    Atleast it cleared the fence
  6. markam70

    markam70 LawnSite Member
    from USA
    Posts: 223

    it was pretty bad here in va too. over 3" of rain and then 50+mph wind gusts.

  7. Uranus

    Uranus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 1,624

    I'm willing to bet the neighbors insurance should pay for it. By the looks of thing it was the neighbors tree. I would get up there and take care of it before the neighbors call there insurance and have it taken care of. You need to beat the tree guys on that one.
  8. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    im a vol. firefighter, we pumped out 25+ basements more than once, had about 5 working electrical fires, and spent a lot of time evacuating/rescuing people...48 hours non-stop....think were done now.
  9. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I actually do the landscaping for both of these houses, the one with the tree on the lawn and the house on the other side of the fence. Both of them went to Florida at the same time, just a coincidence and the people with the tree on the lawn will be home today, the neighbor will be home later on. So i've been working on both properties while they're on vacation.

    I took pics. when i got there in case they need proof of anything. I'm not touching it until they get back today. I was only expecting a couple small limbs or branches when i showed up.

    TheGoldPro - Yeah, amazingly it didn't damage the fence, swing set or the house. I just barely cleared these and put some ruts in the lawn that can easily be fixed.
  10. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
    Posts: 1,818

    Are you having to take down the whole tree or is there more? That little limb should take about 5 mins to cut up and about 10 to load. We got hit with 2 ice storms this winter and every single house in town had trees down like that. Best money Ive ever made though, actually wouldnt mind a few more ice storms a year due to the money that can be made

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