Back on September 6 central North Carolina was visited by Tropical Storm Hanna. She arrived at about 8 o’clock in the evening, and hung around until about 3:00 in the morning. Heavy wind, torrential rain. Tree limbs down, lots of folks without power. At about 10:00 in the evening, I heard something (rather large) hit my roof, but when I went out the next day to look, I couldn’t see any visible damage.
The photo at left is of the base of an oak tree that sits right off the corner of my house. It’s a huge, 3-trunks-from-one-root, giant of a tree. I suspect that what I heard was a dead limb falling from the upper reaches of this tree onto the corner of my roof.
Last night, I woke up in the middle of the night to the sound of rain on the roof. And dripping in the bathroom. Apparently, just because I didn’t see any damage was not proof that there was none. I’ve called my homeowner’s insurance and filed a claim. The adjuster ‘will contact me in 2-3 business days’ to come out and take a look. All I can do in the meantime is keep my fingers crossed that it’s not too late to file a claim for damage that occurred in a storm that took place 7 weeks ago.
The pictures below show the roof, the proximity of the tree to the corner of my house, and the damage on the bathroom ceiling.