Climate change just came to my neighbourhood. The wild wind storm Saturday night uprooted trees all over the city. The soil was so dry it couldn’t hold the roots. The trees were heaved up out of the ground, smashing cars and blocking streets. This is one of the reasons the city always reminds people to water the boulevard trees. BC Hydro has been focusing on removing downed power lines and restoring power to those without it. This is a small emergency in the scale of things. Makes me think 72 hours worth of emergency supplies in my earthquake kit might not be enough.