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08-29-2011, 09:32 PM
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On another mailing list, a member who is in Eastern NC, 70 miles inland reports that he has extensive damage to his house.

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08-30-2011, 05:49 AM
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Power back on in elderly housing but not in most areas of town. We were SO lucky in my development. Most of the rest of the area is still out according to the TV. Amazing the trees that are down but our shoreline homes did not have the damage that Connecticut has. Praying that this is our last storm for this year. We have still not recovered from the 100 year flooding of Mar. 2010. Thinking of and praying for those of you who are dealing with afteraffects of Irene.

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08-30-2011, 10:10 AM
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CNN has a photo from a place where I took a photo last year. Makes for a good before/after.

This is the photo that I took last fall in western MA.
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This is CNN's photo.
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08-30-2011, 10:18 AM
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omg. thats so bad. ty for shareing.

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08-30-2011, 12:16 PM
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WOW!

Daniel294 Wrote:CNN has a photo from a place where I took a photo last year. Makes for a good before/after.

This is the photo that I took last fall in western MA.
[Image: 5113195924_92ed6dc7c1_b.jpg]


This is CNN's photo.
[Image: t1larg.mass.irene.wshm.jpg]
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08-30-2011, 06:40 PM
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Wow! That is what our rivers looked like last spring. All I can say is that we must have really ticked off Mother Nature!!
90% of my town has been without power and we never lost ours. It is soooo weird. National Grid did say that as they restore the power some areas, other may lose their power for awhile. I'm waiting...

Daniel294 Wrote:CNN has a photo from a place where I took a photo last year. Makes for a good before/after.

This is the photo that I took last fall in western MA.
[Image: 5113195924_92ed6dc7c1_b.jpg]


This is CNN's photo.
[Image: t1larg.mass.irene.wshm.jpg]

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08-30-2011, 07:32 PM
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Good grief! Very scary.
By the way, Daniel, your photograph is stunning.
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08-30-2011, 07:53 PM
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Windwatcher Wrote:Good grief! Very scary.
By the way, Daniel, your photograph is stunning.
/yeathat Looks like it might make a good puzzle. /cheers

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08-31-2011, 06:11 AM
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Irene breaches Outer Banks highway:

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Quote:Flood waters from Hurricane Irene sliced through portions of Highway 12 on North Carolina’s Hatteras Island. Highway 12, which extends along the Outer Banks, is the only road connecting Hatteras Island to the mainland. At Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, water and shifting sand damaged the highway in multiple locations.
This aerial photo, acquired by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on August 28, 2011, is part of a larger project to assess damage from Hurricane Irene along the U.S. East Coast. The largest breach in Highway 12 appears midway down the image where water flows between Pamlico Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. North and south of this breach, the road has been compromised in other places, by what appears to be a combination of water and sand.
Damage to Highway 12 stranded at least 2,500 residents of Hatteras Island, according to news reports. The Los Angeles Times reported that, in at least three locations, water surged from Pamlico Sound through the barrier island toward the Atlantic Ocean.
The News Observer reported that new gaps in Highway 12 are near sites of ancient inlets that have alternately opened and closed for centuries. The Island Free Press reported that the largest breach in Hatteras Island is estimated at more than 100 feet (30 meters) wide and 8 feet (2.5 meters) deep.
In addition to a breached highway, residents of Hatteras Island also had to cope with downed power lines. On August 29, state officials started a ferry service to shuttle emergency personnel to and from Hatteras. As of that date, no injuries had been reported on the island.

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08-31-2011, 06:14 AM
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Irene death count now up to 44:

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<!-- end .byline -->NEWFANE, Vt. – As emergency airlift operations brought ready-to-eat meals and water to Vermont residents left isolated and desperate, states along the Eastern Seaboard continued to be battered Tuesday by the after effects of Irene, the destructive hurricane turned tropical storm.
Dangerously-damaged infrastructure, 2.5 million people without power and thousands of water-logged homes and businesses continued to overshadow the lives of residents and officials from North Carolina through New England, where the storm has been blamed for at least 44 deaths in 13 states.
But new dangers developed in New Jersey and Connecticut, where once benign rivers rose menacingly high. New Jersey ordered new evacuations.
The Passaic River in northeastern New Jersey crested — causing extensive flooding along its course and forcing a round of evacuations and rescues in Paterson, the state's third-largest city.
"Been in Paterson all my life, I'm 62 years old, and I've never seen anything like this," said resident Gloria Moses as she gathered with others at the edge of what used to be a network of streets, now covered by a lake.
Gov. Chris Christie, after touring Wayne, through which the Passaic also flows, said Tuesday night that he saw "just extraordinary despair."
He said inland flooding would probably continue another 48 hours and additional shelters were still being opened.
In Connecticut, the Connecticut River was 23 feet above flood stage on Tuesday afternoon and still rising.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy toured hard-hit coastal areas — including a peninsula in Fairfield that was lined with heavily damaged homes on Long Island Sound.
Communities on the East Coast continued recovery efforts Tuesday, with people moving out of emergency shelters in western Massachusetts, farmers in New York's battered Schoharie Valley assessing crop losses and an insurance agent in Pawtucket, R.I., fielding dozens of calls from customers making damage claims.
"The majority of the claims are trees down," said Melanie Loiselle-Mongeon. "Trees on houses, on fences, on decks, on cars."
In Vermont, officials focused on providing basic necessities to residents who in many cases still have no power, no telephone service and no way to get in or out of their towns.
Eleven towns — Cavendish, Granville, Han****, Killington, Mendon, Marlboro, Pittsfield, Plymouth, Stockbridge, Strafford and Wardsboro — remained cut off from the outside as of late Tuesday night.
Vermont National Guard choppers made three drops in Killington-Mendon, Pittsfield and Rochester Tuesday while 10 other towns received truck deliveries of food, blankets, tarps and water.
Eight Black Hawk and Chinook helicopters from the Illinois National Guard are expected to arrive Wednesday to bolster the number of flights.
Up to 11 inches of rain triggered the deluges, which knocked houses off their foundations, destroyed covered bridges and caused earthquake-style damage to infrastructure all over the state. Three people were killed and a fourth is still missing.
About 260 roads in Vermont were closed because of storm damage, along with about 30 highway bridges. Only a handful of them have been reopened.

Vermont Deputy Transportation Secretary Sue Minter said the infrastructure damage was in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
Residents trapped in inaccessible communities used cellphones and computers to reach out to others.
"As soon as we can get help, we need help," resident Liam McKinley said by cellphone from a mountain above flood-stricken Rochester on Tuesday. He said the town's restaurants and a supermarket were giving food away rather than let it spoil, and townspeople were helping each other.
"We've been fine so far. The worst part is not being able to communicate with the rest of the state and know when people are coming in," McKinley said.
Wendy Pratt, another of the few townspeople able to communicate with the outside world, posted an update on Facebook using a generator and a satellite Internet connection. She sketched a picture of both devastation and New England neighborliness.
"People have lost their homes, their belongings, businesses ... the cemetery was flooded and caskets were lost down the river. So many areas of complete devastation," Pratt wrote. "In town there is no cell service or internet service - all phones in town are out. We had a big town meeting at the church at 4 this afternoon to get any updates."
In Woodstock, Vt., Michael Ricci spent the day clearing debris from his backyard along the Ottauquechee River. What had been a meticulously mowed, sloping grass lawn and gorgeous flower beds was now a muddy expanse littered with debris, including wooden boards, propane tanks and a deer hunting target.
"The things we saw go down the river were just incredible," Ricci said. "Sheds, picnic tables, propane tanks, furnaces, refrigerators. We weren't prepared for that. We had prepared for wind and what we ended up with was more water than I could possibly, possibly have imagined." He said the water in his yard was almost up to the house, or about 15 to 20 feet above normal.
Volunteers in Windham, N.Y., helped 26-year-old Antonia Schreiber salvage the floors of the 200-year-old Victorian cottage she had transformed into a luxury day spa.
The ski town, high in the Catskill Mountains, was left under several feet of brick-red water Sunday night after a stony creek, the Batavia Kill, grew to a raging river fueled by a foot of rain.
"Friends, loved ones, people I don't even know showed up with trucks, bulldozers and hugs," she said as men and women scraped and mopped around her. "The magnitude of generosity and good will is just overwhelming."
While East Coast residents measured the cost of the storm in waterlogged cars and ruined furniture, official predictions were more dire.
In North Carolina, where Irene blew ashore along the Outer Banks on Saturday before heading for New York and New England, Gov. Beverly Perdue said the hurricane destroyed more than 1,100 homes and caused at least $70 million in damage.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is sending a list of Irene-related costs in an attempt to speed the federal government's declaration of a major disaster, said the list already exceeds the $25 million threshold for aid to governments, businesses, farmers and residents.
Malloy, the Connecticut governor, said it was unclear how many millions of dollars in damage the storm had caused. He said he is pressing federal officials to help tally the toll on the state's infrastructure.
Total losses from the storm along the U.S. Atlantic Coast — including damage and expenses incurred by governments — are likely to be about $7 billion, according to Jan Vermeiren, CEO of Silver Spring, Md.-based risk consultant Kinetic Analysis Corp., which uses computer models to estimate storm losses. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate will tour New York and New Jersey Wednesday to view the damage firsthand. Trips to other states affected by the storm are being planned.

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