Monday, August 29, 2011

Hurricane Irene

So by the time Irene reached central New England, she wasn't a hurricane anymore. Tropical storm force winds are still powerful, especially coupled with the rain attacking already saturated soil. Our town got off pretty easy compared to some areas in Massachusetts. Had Irene still been a category 3 hurricane, things would've been nightmarish. Instead, we were inconvenienced.
This is a shot of the tree that fell down the road from our house. It ripped out of the ground, bending down over the lines, then broke up and took out a couple structures. No one was hurt, which is what really counts.

More property damage

Branch on the wires

More fallen trees

Need truck to get through here!
Choppy lake!

Beach? The waterline is usually about 3 feet to the left of that string!

This tree crew (below) was from Michigan. They thought we were all very polite - we were just grateful to have the trees cleared off the power lines.Thank you!
National Grid got our electricity back on just before 8 pm Monday. YAY! We could hear everyone cheering from down the road. Glad to have this first big hurricane over - now on to the first day of school!


  1. Irene packed a powerful punch. So glad that you're all safe, Tammy!

  2. Thanks, Dora! We got off easy. Some of Western MA and parts of VT really got hammered. I'm grateful Irene had diminished before hitting us - hate to think how bad it would've been with >80mph winds!

  3. Yikes, Tammy! Irene, even as a tropical storm still did a lot of damage. Thanks for sharing your pics (sorry you had pics to share).


  4. Amazing photos, Tammy. Between tornados, earthquakes, and a hurricane you guys (all of us!) have seen enough. But, God is good. He stretches out that helping hand when we need it . . .even when we don't need it :)

  5. Thanks for stopping by, Carla & Elaine. Yes, nature has been scary lately but God IS good! I hope you have power back by now, Elaine.

    The Lord gave us a great neighborhood to live in. We don't always love our neighbors or agree with them, but when trouble arises we all pull together to help make things right. That's the way it should be!