; Life is like champagne......: 2011-08-28

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Hurrican Irene

I just received cable, internet, phone, cell phone and power access as of this morning.  We have been without since Sunday night 7pm.  I am pretty sure they turned us off at that time since the storm had already passed.  We were very lucky in that we had a generator to run the water pump and lights.  We have had it for about 10 years now and this was the first time we fired it up. 
The damage was very minimal to our property, small sticks down and that was about it.  I did not get out about town until Tuesday where I saw more damage around us.  Our Town Hall has only one phone line and no internet access. The river is very high, very muddy and a lot of debris floating down very fast(I will post a picture later).  Most of our town still does not have power.  What surprised me the most is that lack of commuication.  After the storm, we had nothing.  Mail still came which amazed me but cell towers were out.  Did we learn anything from Katrina when it comes to communication?  It does now seem like it. How did everyone else fare?

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