No one at VCCA was hurt, but the straight-line winds were so powerful, they felled some of Mt. San Angelo's grand old trees—black walnut, oak, pine, cedar and a glorious poplar.
This derecho created an outage of Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud in Northern Virginia, which took down Netflix, Pinterest, Instagram and other services on Friday evening. So it won't surprise anyone to know that our fragile Internet is being very skittish right now.
Director of Annual and Planned Giving Carol O'Brien took these photos on her cell phone this morning:
|Side entrance to office|
Behind writer's cottage (pool is outside the photo on right)
|Rear of facilities shed|
|Fellows Residence is in background|
|Birth of a derecho: this is what it looked like as it was developing in Chicago. Photo by Samuel Shea.|