2008 Ice Storm - how did you fare?
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Westford (MA) made CNN news apparently. We lost power Thursday night a couple of times which made us gather up our LED flashlights before the power when out completely. Our basement flooded. We stayed the first night and then decamped to the Burlington Marriott for two nights. We managed to borrow a generator and hooked up our sump pump and two neighbors' pumps to it to start getting the water out of our basements.
On a trip north through town on Friday afternoon to take our freezer contents to my daughter's house (near exit 8 Nashua, she had power); all of the traffic lights were out except two, both of which were near the highways; it wasn't much better on Saturday. The devastation was spectacular, quite moving actually. And I was sad to see that all the trees on the town common had taken a lot of damage. We got our power back on Sunday, just as we were trying to decide what else to take from the house (it was then down to 42º and we expected it might go below freezing inside that night).
There is still no school in town. Not all of the schools have power and two were being used as shelters. Some communities have canceled school through the holidays at this point.
I live in Western MA up near the VT and NH borders. We lost our power Thursday night and were back up by Saturday afternoon. I was very bummed because I was just adding the finishing touches on my review for Under the Mistletoe when everything went black and I lost the whole thing *sigh*
In the process of hooking a generator up Friday night my husband sent a surge through the house which fried every electronic we had that wasn't on a surge protector. I will definitely be investing in surge protectors when I'm able to start buying electronics again someday (which will be at about the same time I win the lottery at this point).
I thought it ironic that while we were dealing with all this, the telemarketing calls still came in:-) "Standby for an important message about your car warranty" And UPS delivered an Amazon package Friday after the sun had come out. I can't even image how he got that truck around town.
School is open today but I bet it will be closed tomorrow for the snowstorm and on Monday for the next predicted storm.
My brother and his family in NH still do not have power. This is day seven, and I'm sure they aren't happy. Luckily they have a generator and plenty of wood. They are flushing their toilets with water from the creek behind their house. I know they've been out and about driving around and even doing some Christmas shopping, and hopefully have been showering elsewhere, as well. ;o)
It can't be fun. :o/
One of my best friends and co workers still had no power as of yesterday. Major suckage.
I live in Northern Nashua, near the city center and never lost power.
I work in Pelham, and drive through the northern end of Hudson. My trip into work Friday was quite a shock. Everything was fine though 111 in Hudson was closed off with 3 cops cars. I just thought it was a big accident (don't watch the news or read the papers).
Then when I got Pelham, on 128 there were huge lines in the road just before the store/park. We were rerouted into a neighborhood, and several of the residential streets had lines down, so we all had to back up and find a new route. It reminded me of the flooding in the summer.
There was no power at work so I went home again after a couple hours. One of the escape routes in, now had an actual pole in the road.
Some people I work with who live in Pelham only got power back on Wednesday. Two who live in South Nashua lost power over the weekend.
I think people out in the boonies are having a tough time because all the wood has to be cleared and then all the work on the same circuit has to be completed before they can turn power on.
Hope the upcoming storm is a BUST !
My boyfriend is in Dunstable MA and they had no power from Friday morning until Sunday night, so he stayed with me and his parents stayed in a hotel.
One of my coworkers still doesn't have power. I'm not sure where he lives, but it's south of me somewhere. Derry, maybe? Somewhere around there, anyway.
Ahhh...ManchVegas. I live right below the airport just over the town line. :)
There is still tree rubble and brush everywhere.