Thursday, November 3, 2011

Slowly coming out of the dark

Slowly power is coming back to Southern New England.  The early season snowfall came when the leaves were still on the trees.  The wet, heavy snowfall bent trees to the breaking point and pulled down power lines all across the region.  The damage is pretty staggering.  By this weekend most folks will have power restored but the clean up will take a while.  These storms have a way of reminding us how fortunate we are in this country to have an infrastructure that makes our lives easier but also how fragile that infrastructure really is.

6 comments:

  1. Hopefully you were one of the first to get power back. We had mostly rain and a few wet flakes here on the island. After Irene, I didn't really want to go through no power for a week again. Nature really is something not to be triffeled with.

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  2. Indeed. We had a storm here in Colorado last week with similar effects...always hard ones, these fall snows.

    All the best, and hope you and yours have power back!

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  3. We have similar problems living in the mountain west. Our longest time without power was 94 hours last year. Fortunately we have a generator and a wood stove so we didn't feel it as bad as some.

    Mark

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  4. Glad to hear the power is back on. Hope you guys get some relief out your way. I thought winters around here were bad! Guess I have no clue. I would go nuts without power for so long. Good luck and Tight Lines.

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  5. Some areas of the state are still without power and schools still closed but most now have power

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