Discussion: Hurricane Irene checkin
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East Coast (US) orienteers, let us know you're OK
Central Mass -- wind damage, some heavy rains, 600K customers in Mass. without power. We lost power for just under 24 hrs, but are now back on the grid. Family in southeastern VA is OK too.
North Central Mass -- non event. Didn't lose power, neighborhood looks normal, a few twigs down in the yard. I need to go over to Mom's house this afternoon to tweak some metal flashing on her roof. I went out for a run a little before noon, during the "worst" of it. Nancy's cable TV went out last night, still isn't back, but her power only dipped momentarily.
New Jersey report -- No power since Saturday night; many trees down - one big one in my backyard, taking out a wooden staircase and bannister. Massive flooding with little baby streams turning into lakes upon which you could unleash a kayak or two. And, from the looks of all of the downed lines and trees still leaning precariously on other lines, it will be awhile until we get power back on.
VT roads no longer exist in many areas, starting with some minor erosion of my driveway. Good thing we have bulldozers and backhoes in our garage.
I imagine there will be lots of map updates. Hope everyone is OK.
Philadelphia - Major flooding near the creeks and a few trees down. In center city though near me we were still 1.5 blocks up from the flooding and the power is still on. I'd hate to see what some of our maps look like now though :/
Storm wasn't too bad in New Haven but we still have no power. Thanks to Shoeclone Rob and I had a great evening in with candlelight and a jigsaw last night! Going out to Tarrywile at the weekend to assess the damage before my meet at the end of Sept.
A fairly big rainstorm with some fairly high winds. No power loss in our part of the District to threaten our precious frozen desserts though the MD and VA suburbs were apparently harder hit that way. On the way to jog in Rock Creek Park yesterday, Dan and I saw a big tree down in the road with a car trapped amid the branches. Didn't look to be severely damaged. Funny that the car belonged to the people whose front yard the tree stood in but it fell on it in a brief moment of driving in the street in front of the house and not during the presumably many hours it spends sitting in their driveway.
Eastern CT - Some heavy, but not torrential rain early on, moderate winds. But 100% of Tolland out of power all day yesterday, ours came back at 6am as I was headed out for work, but most of town still dark. However each time I got near the Willimantic River the roads were closed, so I'm assuming something river related though I never saw the river. I ended up bailing out to I-84 and driving up to Stafford Springs and coming back to UConn from the other side of the river valley. Can't see the river from the highway.
What Becks said (which given we live about 5 blocks from one another is unsurprising). About 1200 trees down (not counting the ones that are at unsustainable angles) and about 1/3 of New Haven without power. BUT we don't have to shovel it! This is amazing high-tech new snow. Hope it lasts the rest of the year.
Lots of rain, about 8", and some wind. Mostly leaves and twigs down in our area but the Farmington R through town has flooded the access roads on the east side for all three bridges which have been blocked off. Saw the First Selectman, Chief of Police, and Congressman Murphy out to inspect one of the bridges during my bike ride this morning. They were at the scene of the Fire Dept effort to check flooded houses along River Rd, which has flooded once again. Lost power for about 23 hours until 5:30 this morning.
A number of orienteers were in the woods doing the CNYO Rogaine south of Utica (Charles E. Baker State Forest and surrounding areas). The rain started around 2 a.m. and became progressively heavier as the event went on. That was OK with proper rain gear but the wind started to rise around 8 a.m. and a number of us saw trees and branches falling in the last few hours of the race. Some teams (including ours) opted to skip controls and head for the finish well before noon. On the drive out, there were a few fallen trees and branches on the forest access road, necessitating a little off-road driving. Quite an adventure!
Some flooding, but already receding. Some trees and branches down around town, but being cleaned up. Power out 35 hours and counting .....06801
I keep reading this thread title as "Hurricane Irene Chicken." Please post the recipe.
I wouldn't bother, eddie. It's not as good as people were saying it was, plus I hear the broth ends up a bit watery.
How about this:
Unplug freezer for 35 hours.
Storm? What storm? Some rain, a little wind, the CT river is high and rising but will go over its banks in other towns, not in Sunderland.
I mean, how bad can it have been if our tomato plants (in pots on the deck) didn't even get blown over?
Went for a run Sunday afternoon to look for excitement around town. A little breezy, a couple of sprinkles, but no excitement to be seen. Certainly nothing like some time a couple of years ago when we had a little wind and a barn got relocated....
Only about 15 miles from kissy, with much different outcome...
Power out <1 min; only light debris in yard, and on road; backyard flooded and receded, but no water in basement -- both typical for heavy rains. Did hear the wind howl at a scary pitch for a bit early Sunday morning.
I have not however been out & about yet, so do not know about surroundings.
We're in Canada and didn't even lose power, woo-hoo! We did have a great full rainbow Sunday evening, will post video when Lindsay gets home and can download it from her camera.
Same town as Joe, and we can see his house from ours down the hill, and we did not lose power at all. 50% of the town did - we got lucky. Just 24 hours of wind, rain, and a few leaking windows.
Now, we do have all the contents of Joe's freezer in ours... Wait, maybe not all. I might have boiled up a bag of ravioli that was not there yesterday.
Had to drive from near Burlington VT to West Lebanon NH on I89 this afternoon. Noticed about 25 Hydro Quebec utility trucks heading NORTH. Obviously on their way home and I assume it's becasue they weren't needed. But, reading the above posts, sounds like they could have been useful in some places.
I am still without power, as is the entire town of Morristown. I can only imagine some of the shopkeepers are not too happy.
Carl, please tell those trucks to turn around!
Our power returned at about 8 last night, just when we'd given up on it for another day. Excellent.
Report from Sudbury, MA is still no power at Casa Luis, and no estimate on when it will be restored. The only trees that fell were sick anyway. ;-)
But only 25 miles away in Dedham, we had a couple dropouts of power early Sunday, but no losses, trees or power. Creek is a bit high, but spring floods have been worse.
Will check nearby maps for rootstocks.
Lots of rain at Ratlum, not much else. Power out on Sunday from 8am to 1130 pm, but generator took care of that. No discernible damage.
We got ours back Monday around 6AM, but we're the last house on this particular section of power line - all of our neighbors north of us up the street still don't have power back - I can hear their generators running as I type this. More than half of Tolland still doesn't have power, and a lot of roads are still blocked, so tomorrow's first day of school has been delayed. :-(
kayaking down the driveway, anyone?
I can hear you talking to Ruthie now: "See Honey, this is why we bought a bulldozer!"
Its every man's dream excuse....
Returned home to Southern NH this eve to nothing out of sorts (except the tree cutter arrived a few days early so there were some big-time trees cut and stacked in drive w/ associated mess - but a startle response averted). Spent a weekend in Maine moving a boat from harm's way where it blew a whole bunch early Sunday am, not much rain - did not see any damage anywhere between here & there.
To Kadley: I'm impressed! Shorter, flatter drive next living sit? FL:)?
Quite a bit of damage in the Adirondacks, including the bridge over Marcy Dam washing away, and the road to Adirondack Loj washing out. Some news and photos here
I was in Lake Placid over the weekend and was suppose to stay at the Loj but failed to get reservations in time and had to stay in a hotel in town. Otherwise I might still be there.
Still no power in Sudbury. It's sad that they're missing the Sox-Yankees series out there.
Yes, well, given that and last night's two-hit disaster, perhaps it's better that they're still cut off.
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