Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA)

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

From an unusual and particularly powerful windstorm in our area November 30/December 1 2011.

Shell gas station in Pasadena, California:

Shell Gas Station in Pasadena Windstorm 2011

Mission District in San Marino:


December 2011 Windstorm San Marino Mission District

Madison Heights neighborhood in Pasadena:

Pasadena Madison Heights Neighborhood Windstorm December 2011 

Before the wimpy California comments begin...I know this may not be a "big deal" in certain parts of the country but here in Earthquake Country this was a very rare occurrence.  


Dec 11, 2016 04:29 PM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

When I was a kid, I truly believed in the Wizard of Oz!  In the middle of the night, during a terrible storm (most likely a tornado) my Father's barn was whipped thru my parents bedroom wall just over their bed.  Being a kid, it never occurred to me how lucky we were that no one was injured . . .  we just thought it was super cool and went looking for Munchkins!

Dec 11, 2016 04:09 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Glad I don't have to clean this one up!

Dec 11, 2016 08:14 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Most what I've seen in here are fallen trees. Unfortunately, many trees are dying and than knocked out by winds. 

Dec 11, 2016 07:10 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Were you in it when it tipped?


Dec 11, 2016 02:55 PM
John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

Nothing quite that messy - when I was a kid I saw a huge tree branch crush my mom's car roof, blowing out the windows in the process.   That was a pretty scary result of high winds

Dec 11, 2016 02:20 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I tree through a house from a tornado.

Dec 11, 2016 01:46 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The oddest was in a hurricane. A friend's entire back porch was located intact two full blocks away

Dec 11, 2016 12:25 PM
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.

That photo looks messy and I'm sure the stench was quite messy too.

Dec 11, 2016 12:17 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Without going through old pictures of the ice storm quite a few years ago that would be a cleanup I would pass on!

Dec 11, 2016 11:59 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

That would take the Number one spot in mess

Dec 11, 2016 11:43 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

That might really qualify for messy damage.

Dec 11, 2016 11:35 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

That looks nasty but I don't see the run off I usually see...

Dec 11, 2016 07:57 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

When Hurricane Isabel came through, we saw tons of pine trees in houses on the street behind ours, but none on our street.

Dec 11, 2016 07:14 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Just trees down ... on a roof - but not too much damage to the roof. We don't get a lot of big "storms" here. 

Dec 11, 2016 06:32 PM
Shahar Hillel
Augusta Financial Inc. - Stevenson Ranch, CA
Mortgage Consultant, Loan Officer.

I also remember the winds in Pasadena and The San Gabriel Valley. 5 days of power outage. Trees uprooted. Many structures upside down. A mess.

Dec 11, 2016 05:33 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

The overturned porta potties in our town are usually kids causing trouble.

Dec 11, 2016 05:19 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have lived through several tornados, sometimes things like this end up in the tops of trees.

Dec 11, 2016 04:39 PM
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Hope nobody was inside at the time!

Dec 11, 2016 03:35 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

A single wide mobilehome literally blew up in the air and landed on top of the mobilehome next door to it. That was probably about 10 years ago and I wish I had kept the newspaper photo of it. I have searched the archives several times for it to no avail, but it was a sight to behold. Fortunately nobody was home at either house when it happened.

Dec 11, 2016 03:34 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Chris Ann Cleland - messy for sure, this one...

Dec 11, 2016 03:05 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

P U 

Dec 11, 2016 02:24 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

OMG..the winds must have been horrendous.... 

Dec 11, 2016 01:01 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I've seen a tree go right through the middle of a home.

Dec 11, 2016 12:17 PM
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Wow..that could prove to be the mess no one wants to clean up!!

Dec 11, 2016 11:45 AM
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Well that picture doesn't show the likely MESS contained within that will require cleaning... YUCK

Nov 30, 2017 01:29 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

At my parent's house the neighbor had a giant tree that had been in the process of falling over for some time.  It finally fell over, thankfully towards the street, and took out a light pole.


And now for the obligatory "California damage" picture:

Dec 12, 2016 02:27 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Years ago while dring to Las Vegas there were quite a few over turned semi's along route 15 through the pass

Fortunately no one was hurt

Dec 12, 2016 06:12 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I had a tree come through the roof of a REO listing

Dec 12, 2016 06:10 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Whole entire shingle roof blown off

Dec 12, 2016 05:25 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Wouldn't want to get near that thing! Can't remember anything odd just trees uprooted & fun stuff like that.

Dec 12, 2016 05:08 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Wind damage in Kew Gardens in London

Dec 12, 2016 05:03 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

One of my clients had a trampoline in the back yard smash into a picture window and break it.

Otherwise, it's just the blown over trees on roofs and stuff, aka normal things.

Dec 12, 2016 03:52 AM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Wow! Have not seen anything more than overturned trees from a bad storm.

Dec 12, 2016 03:47 AM
Carol Wilson
Your $imple Home - Toronto, ON

I expect the owning company has seen this kind of mess before.  I also expect they have a hose-down area that leaves things in much better shape after a good shower, and then a spray antiseptic that takes care of anything else that remains.  Wind-blown is unusual, but it would not surprise me if people cause at least that much damage if they get drunk or high in fairgrounds or other large gatherings.

Dec 11, 2016 02:31 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Definitely funny AND messy. Hopefully unoccupied at the time

Dec 11, 2016 12:16 PM