On Tuesday evening violent northwest gales wreaked havoc across Canterbury. 20,000 homes are still without power this morning (Thursday). Many of these are rural, with farmers unable to use their electrical equipment to milk their cows. It’s unbearable to think there are people still in quake damaged homes who may again be without power. Several friends had trees knocked down.
We slept through the storm, but got up to find our back garden a mess. A side fence had come adrift.
The worst damage was to the shed roof which had lost two sheets of iron.
One sheet was in the garden, but we have no idea where the other one went and hope it didn’t cause any damage or injury. Rob, our lovely handyman, came and fixed the roof and braced the fence.
How did you fare in the strong winds?
“Some fences down, uprooted trees.
We’re grateful that the winds did ease.”