Tropical Storm Irene in Wellesley: One Year Later

Can you still see damage from last year’s tropical storm?

Today is the . The potent summer storm swept through the area downing trees, flooding streets and temporarily cutting off electricity.

While the storm was not as bad as predicted around Massachusetts – it was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm once it made landfall in the area – it still left its mark.

A historic tree on the property . Fuller Brook overflowed near Rice Street. Branches were strewn about the streets.

The subsided around 6:30 p.m., and power was restored to the town by Monday, but the damage was visible for a few days.

What do you remember about Tropical Storm Irene? Tell us in the comments.


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