The Midwest is certainly feeling the effects of Hurricane Sandy. In Sylvania right now, it's a chilly 38 degrees and ice lined my windshield when I got in my car this morning. While that's nothing compared to what happened on the East Coast, there have been many predictions about how bad this area is going to be hit.
In July, when a summer storm came flying through Sylvania, Olander Park was hit badly. An estimated 18 trees were completely damaged at the park, during the thunderstorm, which caused around $10,000 in damages. It also took around 10 days to clean up the fallen branches.
Yesterday, I asked Gary Madryzkowski, director of the Olander Park system, whether he was anticipating damages this time around. It always seems like winter storms can be slightly worse than summer ones, although I know that's relative to the situation.
"I don't know about anyone else, but I am holding my breath [and] crossing my fingers as hard as I can. So far, so good, in that nothing has come down," he told me.
Mr. Madryzkowski also said there hasn't been any damage yet, to the young trees they planted in the restoration effort after the summer storm.
"But there are too many hours yet, with too much strong wind to come," he added.
Photo by: Kelly McLendon
*A few cities have also changed Trick-or-Treat plans, but so far, Sylvania and Sylvania Township are still scheduled for 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31.