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The damage from our recent storm
is evident on many fronts.
A surprising number of large and older trees
were downed by our storm winds,
and tens of thousands of residents
are still without power.
There's hardly a road
in Eastern Missouri that's not
detoured or closed because
of fallen trees and branches.
(Grace Episcopal Church in Kirkwood
narrowly missed damage to its
magnificent roof, from a towering
fallen oak in the front yard.)