Cherry blossom trees damaged by Thursday's severe weather

Cherry blossoms damaged by storm

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - Thursday's powerful storms left damage across the area, including the tidal basin.

Eleven Cherry Blossom trees were destroyed and had to be cut down on Friday.

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Crews were also out taking care of 30 other trees that were damaged. Friday's temperatures were chilly and the high winds were a surprise to Janet Dang and Minh Lee, who traveled all the way from Tampa, Fla. to take their engagement pictures with the Cherry Blossoms.

"It's really cold, it's really cold, I was hoping to see more of the Cherry Blossoms, but I guess there are some left over," said Janet Dang.

The National Park Service says there is a tree replacement program for trees that do no make it each year. Each year, for one reason or another, about 90 trees do not make it.

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