An early morning tour of Georgetown showed the neighborhood survived Hurricane Irene with minimal damage, at least in terms of fallen trees. Most streets were clear, but not all. There were several trees down, notably this one on Dent Place. Also, a big tree came down at Georgetown University, crashing through the iron fence.
There were the inevitable trees-fallen-on-cars. I feel for owners who park their cars under these vulnerable DC street trees in any kind of weather, perhaps not knowing it's a gamble. DC weather veterans know that in wind or snow it is best to park away from the street trees. Unlike in the parks or gardens, they have no place for their roots to grow. Again, look the pic up top. Note how small the root base is in relation to the tree. Here's another look, along with a few other photos shot between 7 and 7:30 Sunday morning: