VIDEO, PHOTOS: More Hurricane Irene Damage in West Roxbury
Five different Boston Fire Department Engine companies were working in West Roxbury responding to calls. Clean-up will continue for days.
West Roxbury residents started recovering from Hurricane Irene, which blasted the neighborhood with tropical storm winds.
One could see limbs, leaves and branches everywhere on a a ride through residential neighborhoods today.
Boston Firefighter Kevin Harrison showed off the stack of printed out reports at the Centre Street Fire Station. He said the printer ran out of ink from the abnormally high amount of calls due to the storm.
He estimated they responded to more than 40 calls. "Five different companies were in West Roxbury." Normally there are just two Engine 55 and 30.
Boston Firefighter Arthur Brooks said he was working from noon on Sunday to 5 a.m. on Monday.
Crews performed many duties throughout the day and night of Hurricane Irene. They chopped down trees and limbs that were blocking roadways or damaging homes, removed downed wires and secured areas. BFD crews also helped electric company officials when applicable. Response teams also directed residents on what they should do next after suffering storm damage, such as call insurance or utility companies.
Centre Street, the business district of West Roxbury, appeared rather unscathed this morning from Hurricane Irene.