-

-

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Andy's Angles: Storm Damage

My Tuesday morning shift started after some violent storms moved out, but before all the storm damage could be assessed.

Photographer Jason was on his way back from a Wilkes-Barre Township neighborhood that got hit hard.  He had pictures and interviews.  I looked at what he gathered, put together a couple of stories, then headed back to Wilkes-Barre Township to be live on Newswatch 16 This Morning.
I took the photo you see above after the sun came up.  It shows an uprooted tree and a blown over fence.

More trees down and homes damaged around the corner.  It really was a big mess.  Thankfully, no one was hurt.
I've always been amazed at how large trees can have such shallow roots.

We gathered more interviews, and more video after the broadcast.  We then headed back to the office to work on a piece for Newswatch 16 at Noon.  The video was striking, but it didn't come close to reflecting the hit that neighborhood took.