We don't have a lot of strong winds here, but when we do, they often do some damage. We are into Day 2 of real howlers; I don't like it.
It has always been recommended to keep a chainsaw in the car after a night of strong wind, as you never know when you'll come across a blocked road.
I remember going shopping one morning after an overnight storm and finding quite a large Pine tree fallen across the road; blocking my route.
Luckily a man was already there with his big fat chainsaw, and was making light work of the task.
I moved each log to the side of the road as soon as he'd cut them, and within about 10 minutes the road was once again navigable.
We shook hands, gave each other a knowing look, and returned to our cars. It had simply been another 'everyday' event.
I hope the wind dies down a bit today!
P.S. I'm just back from early morning dog walking; and found this.
A whole section of this old Séchoir has been blown off. The door is looking perilous, and another section on the other side looks to have broken.
It just shows the power of the wind we're experiencing.