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Heavy rain, 65-mph wind gusts, and the occasional hailstone brought down trees and power lines across Chicago October 2. On campus, the main quads sustained the greatest damage. Students heading to class dodged upturned trees, broken street lamps, and fallen branches. “I don’t believe there’s any part of campus that has not suffered some wind damage,” said Bob Tiberg, operations and maintenance director for Facilities Services. Tiberg said 35 trees were lost and noted that replanting them presents a dilemma. “You can’t replace an 80-year-old tree with an 80-year-old tree,” he said. “We’ll have to figure something out for that.”—L.G.