An elderly resident and a caretaker are safe after the Radcliffe Road home they were in was severely damaged by a tree fallen by the high winds that have been whistling through Wellesley. We’re told that neighbors, suspicious that the tree wasn’t going to remain upright, helped the 93-year old woman and her caretaker to safety.
Here are some dramatic pictures of the home:
Separately, wind uprooted a large oak in front of 19 Curve St., causing minor damage to one of the condos on the corner of Curve and Linden. Thanks to Swellesley reader Dennis McCormick for sharing this photo:
Paul Cramer snapped these photos of a big tree near Lee Field (softball field) near the high school. The fallen branch has already been cut into logs, we imagine by our trusty DPW.
Mrs. Swellesley’s account of the Wellesley 2016 macroburst. Don’t remember it? That’s because it was mid-summer and you were off gallivanting.
Mrs. Swellesley’s hometown of Hamden, Connecticut was whacked by a tornado last year.
Just in case you think winter is winding down, here are pictures of one of last March’s snow storms.
Robert B. says
Minor correction…on Radcliffe, not Benvenue. Also, note that another house not far away on the same street was hit by lightening the summer before last (I think), and has recently been demolished. Thankfully, no one was hurt then either…
Deborah Brown says
Thank you so much for your eagle eye, Robert. I have made the change.