Last Saturday night (June 12) at 10:45 in the evening a heavy storm with strong winds toppled our large (65 feet tall, 3 foot in diameter) oak tree, roots and all. The blessing is that it fell straight down the driveway and nobody was killed or hurt.
The sad thing is it fell on the south side of our house, crushing the gable and opening the house up to heavy rains just above my layout. My oldest son and my neighbors came to the rescue and helped remove all the trains and accessories before the got too wet. As far as I can tell right now the lost pieces are a milk car, 2 floodlight towers, a radar tower, a microwave tower, some street lamps and an Arttista hot dog cart, all smashed by the falling ceiling.
Since I am a "silver-lining" type of guy, we are looking at some improvements to the room and the layout itself. For now, the trains go into storage.
Is there anything I should do before storing?