Winds from Irene Down Tree on East Campus


A large oak tree was felled on East Campus by the winds of Hurricane Irene on Saturday around 2:30 p.m.

The tree, located in front of the West Duke building near the front entrance to East Campus, came to rest leaning against the building. A few students were in the building at the time, but no injuries were reported.

"Police escorted the students out of the building as a precaution," said Kyle Cavanaugh, Duke's emergency coordinator and vice president for administration."Crews from Facilities have responded and are in the process of cleaning up the debris and removing the tree."

(Photo by Jack Burgess)