Sunday, August 28, 2011

Unforgettable




At the right of the photo is the dam that forms Paper Goods Pond. In the 31years we've lived here, we've never seen this small river look like this. Irene dumped about 7 inches of rain on our town, swelling Paper Goods and turning this normally placid stream into a treacherous torrent. That old brick mill building is usually a good distance away from the water.
John & I seem to have lucked out: we still have power & nothing big down in the neighborhood. Half our town is out, though, including all of the central commercial area.

365/2011

13 comments:

  1. Glad you are alright. I think we got 6 or 7 inches or so of rain. I lined up my post for tomorrow with the details. Still very windy here.

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  2. I'm so glad you came through it ok Bobbie. That's quite the dramatic photo.

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  3. It's exciting, what you are telling, I am glad you and your husband are ok!

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  4. Hi Bobbi,
    So glad to hear all is well your way. I'd been thinking of you when I heard that Irene was headed your way. Hope the power gets back soon. Have a great day!

    Sherrie

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  5. Glad to hear you made it through Irene OK . . . Your little stream looks more like the mighty Mississippi right now.

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  6. I'm glad to learn that it wasn't as bad as it could have been and amazed to see this torrent at my favorite named pond. The hydro power of the old days?

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  7. so glad you weathered out the storm...but wow, this looks furious...amazing what water can do!

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  8. A lot of power and energy there. Kind of ironic that people are without power and energy because of this.

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  9. An amazing show of power! Hope no one lost his/her life here.

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  10. There were two fatalities from Irene in CT: one tragically an elderly woman who died when her house went on fire from a downed wire; the other an idiot who drowned because he thought it would be fun to canoe on a swollen river just as the storm was easing.

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  11. Funny how the storm skipped over NYC to dump inland. Hope your town is able to dry out soon!

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