Hurricane Irene had weakened to a tropical storm by the time she traveled up the East Coast and affected the Medford area on Sunday. High winds and heavy rain brought down entire trees, tree limbs, and knocked out the power for varying amounts of time in different areas of the city. While some questioned the strength of the storm, it still managed to wreak some havoc, which could have been worse had it not been a slow summer Sunday.
This tree narrowly missed landing on the home of Medford resident Doug Shoop as well as on the home of his neighbor. Photo by Doug Shoop.
Scenes like this were common across Medford as high winds tossed tree limbs and leaves onto local roads. Photo by Alyssa Shoop.
Keree-Ann Waite captured this photo of a fallen tree in Medford.
This tree on Circuit Street took down some power lines on its fall to the ground, leaving several neighbors without power. Photo by Jennifer Hunter.
West Medford resident Kim Leonard quickly discovered what made her power go out during the storm.