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Camping Inside My House Connecticut Storm Alfred No Power Day 4

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Mother Nature played a cruel Trick in Connecticut this October 2011, right on the heels if Tropical Storm Irene in August. We are now on day 4 of no power and Halloween was cancelled in my town because of dangerous conditions from a bizzard winter snow storm the last weekend of October.

We are out of gas for the generator. Lost all our food in refrigerator and freezer. It was a choice if heat or food. Open gas stations are few and far between in Central Connecticut. Why the companies are not making deliveries to those that are open is beyond me. Something about backups at the ports in New Haven or Bridgeport. I think it’s just spin.

It’ Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature

Camping Inside My House During a Bizzare Power Outage

The electric company has projection reports up of 7 to 10 days before we get power back. We need extra out-of-state crews. Where is the National Guard to make the roads passible?

One CVS was only allowing one customer in at a time fir Rx, cash only.

Some gas stations I heard are only accepting cash.

This is insane, especially after Irene

It isn’t even winter yet.

What’s super annoying is the Power Restoration Projection charts shows towns along the shoreline being 99 percent restored and they received rain! What a way for the companies to pat themselves on the back!

How do you prepare for emergencies?

Cindi – Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

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6 comments

  1. I AM IN CT AND WE GOT OUR POWER BACK LAST NIGHT..WE FEEL SO INCREDIBLY LUCKY,,,OUR TOWN IS STILL AT 96% WITHOUT POWER AND WE AREN’T ON A MAIN ROAD SO WE HAVE NO IDEA HOW WE LUCKED OUT. I WAS JUST ABOUT TO PACK UP AND GO TO MY SISTERS WHO HAS A GENERATOR’S HOUSE. INCREDIBLY COLD…AND DON’T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON THE TOWNS NOT RESCHEDULING HALLOWEEN..I HEARD ALOT OF MASS TOWNS WERE…SO DISSAPOINTING FOR THE KIDS..HOPE THINGS WORK OUT SOON FOR YOU

  2. So sorry you are going through this Cindi. Sounds like our hurricanes back in the 1960’s. I can’t believe in this day and age they can’t get you up and running faster than this. After hurricane Donna in 1960, we were without electricity for 10 days, without water for 4 days, and roads impassible for almost 2 weeks in Orlando. I must say it brought the neighborhood together. We cooked all our food on the BBQ pit of the one neighbor who had one and ate as much as we could that day. We all had rain barrels, so that helped with the water shortage. At least we didn’t have to worry about heat. It was October so we were plenty warm. You are in my prayers for a quick resolution. Please let us know how you are getting through this.

  3. Wow, mother nature, you never know. I’m glad that you’re back to normal now. What an adventure to have to camp in your own house. lol I love your blog. Keep up the good work.

  4. OH NO, Cindi!!! I didn’t know Connecticut was hit so hard. I’d heard reports about Maine, but nothing about CT. I would be sick about throwing away all that food. I am so sorry!!!

    How are you doing?? Do you guys have power yet?

    We were hit hard by Irene and Lee here in Upstate New York, but my area didn’t see a single snowflake from Alfred. I’ve been reading a very old book called “Historic Storms of New England,” and it’s quite the eye opener! The weather has been weird, but it looks like it’s always been kinda weird!

    I hope you are doing OK. Please keep us updated. You are in my prayers.

  5. That’s awful! We lost power for quite a while after Irene (I’m in RI), but the snow storm didn’t hit us too hard here. I had a friend driving from Albany to MA and it took them 9 hours that night. So awful! Hang in there! Here’s to hoping for power again soon!!!

  6. We were lucky to get power back on in 44 hours. Ugh that storm was horrible! Hope you have power back now!

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