It was most unusual!
During today (30 May) evening, there was severe strong wind just like in a storm in Delhi before the rain. Many trees have fallen unable to resist the strong wind.
It happened in front of BSNL staff quarters also where I am staying. All of a sudden a portion of the neem tree with several big branches fell down touching the parapet of the next quarters and then to the ground. Our neighbor was sitting there in a chair and some how he escaped from the falling tree. The heavy tree branch trunk fell exactly in the short space between a scooter and our car, with out causing any big damage. Usually the children will be playing in the courtyard where the tree has fallen. Today all of them have gone out to the house of their relative or so, just about half an hour back. Their car which would have been completely crushed if it was in its parking area also has been taken by the family. All were saved.
Of course some electrical wire has broken and small damage to the scooter. But not more than that. The blockade of the way was cleared by the workers in the IQ by hard labour for about one hour. Now almost everything is almost OK.
There was a proposal from the neighbour to cut the tree a few years back, but we decided not to cut. Did the tree understood that? May be. Any how, though the branch has fallen in the storm, we were saved without any accident or much damage. Thanks to the Neem Tree, which always gave us coolness and also shade in the time of strong sun and has saved us now.
Report in the Media about dust storm
After a spell of extremely hot weather, Delhi witnessed a massive dust storm and rain this evening.
Many trees fell across the city due to the strong winds. Power cuts were also reported from some parts of the National Capital Region. (See Pictures)
Traffic jams were reported at many places; the dust storm also disrupted Metro services for close to two hours. The Yellow Line, which operates from HUDA City Centre to Jahangirpuri, saw a train halting near the Vishwavidyalaya in North Delhi. (Read: Dust Storm Disrupts Metro Train Services During Rush Hour)(Courtesy: NDTV)