What a difference 12 blocks make. Yesterday afternoon Montreal was hit by a line of thunderstorms. This is not an uncommon event; after several days of high heat and humidity something has to give. But around three o’clock something called a microburst hit a park not all that far from my place.
The damage to trees and power lines made the park look like a war zone. Thankfully to the best of my knowledge no one was injured but there will be many insurance claims for property loss.
The microburst hit the park with almost laser like precision. In fact the park beside my place, a mere dozen blocks to the east, was virtually unscathed. This morning I the aftermath of the storm a huge cleanup is underway in one park while in the other a shovel was used to whack down a broken branch, perhaps standing on a small tractor parked on a bank to reach the branch wasn’t exactly according to safety regulations, but he got the job done.