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Vancouver Windstorm

A winter 2007 Vancouver windstorm (pronounced "Vancoover") really blew a lot of the people here away!

This storm and many of the recent high winds have really made many talk about changing the name of the city to “Storm Vancouver”!

In a very rare show of nature’s fury made many glad they weren’t on a flight (especially a cheap flight to Vancouver) when the winds picked up!

Vancouver Wind Storm

Though it was neat to see the waves washing up over the seawall in Stanley Park and English Bay as the windstorm began to die down. Yes...

I did get soaked trying to get a good picture of it.

The storm Vancouver is calling the “Vancouver windstorm” did do a lot of damage to a number of parts of the city like:

BC Place Stadium whose roof is inflated by air got a tear in it and had to be deflated until the torn section could be patched.

Many of the old growth trees and some younger ones in Stanley Park were blown down in what is called a “blow down” which is when sections of a forest are blown down and other younger trees are knocked down by other falling trees, over 1000 in all fell in Stanley Park alone.

A number of trees in other parts of Vancouver also fell over from the windstorm. And traffic was snarled because many traffic lights got spun around and it made driving in Vancouver as well as public transit even more of an adventure.

I don’t think any cars had trees falling on them but if they did, I hope they were cheap car rentals in Vancouver!

Several schools and Vancouver community colleges closed early due to the Vancouver windstorm but it was just as a precaution.

The city recently had a fundraising event to help Stanley Park recover from the Vancouver storm but the scientists say that we should just let nature run its course and heal the effected parts of the park.

Stanley Park is still open but they suggest that everyone waits for a while before they start walking the paths so the city crews can make sure there are no dangerous situation from trees not quite falling all the way so instead of hiking or walking in the parks most people will just enjoy the Vancouver snow for a few weeks!

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