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Survival Guide 102 In Connecticut Irene Was A Dress Rehersal For Alfred Day 5

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We are now into Day 5 without electricity in parts of Connecticut thanks to Winter Storm Alfred that struck right before Halloween.

It was a one-two back-to-back punch which made Tropical Storm Irene look tame as far as electric outages go.

Winter Storm Alfred Power Outage

At it’s peak, over 858k+ households were without power, with very little confident information as to when power would be restored. Best case scenario for most now (me included) is Sunday, November 6, 2011.

I have had to throw out the entire contents of two refrigerators and freezers. I have never in 38 years ever had to do this. I am sick over it. Called my insurance agent and it might be covered with a deductible. I took photos.

Schools have been cancelled for one week. They are scrambling how to make up the 180 day mandated school year.

Tempers are flaring and there are long lines and fights at gas stations.

Deaths have occurred from carbon monoxide poisoning.

There are reports of generators being stolen.

Everyone is wondering why the National Guard hasn’t been called out to help with tree clearing.

Connecticut had more outages than all the other states combined impacted by this storm.

Help from other state utility crews has been slow to arrive.

The state residents are asking questions, want answers and deserve answers.

Cindi – Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

About Cindi Moomettes

New England blogger from Connecticut and author of the multi-generational Moomettes Magnificents where she writes about Family, Grandparents and Grandchildren, home decor, Crochet, Knitting, DIY, crafts, family travel familiarization trips (FAMs), photography, social media and reviews. You can also find her at Moomettes Magnificents on eBay for the latest Fashion trends, Home Decor and Vintage Collectibles. Also at Moomettes Crochet for Handmade Crochet Wash Cloths & Accessories. For food and recipes visit at her blog Frugal New England Kitchen ***Products and/or companies featured on Moomettes Magnificents may have provided product samples and/or compensation for consideration. All opinions are my own. Posts may contain affiliate links. See also Disclosure***

12 comments

  1. Oh, I am so sorry! I’m in CT too– and my job had a carbon monoxide issue . :/ I was lucky though at least not to loose power.

    I really hope you get power back on soon!!!! Try and stay warm <3

    xx
    Stevie Lynn

  2. Hey Cindi,

    I totally understand and feel your pain. We were lucky that while this storm dumped 21″ of snow on us, we didn’t lose power once. (We did lose it for 11 days during the ice storm).

    Our town is pretty good with tree trimming and we have our own light company.

    The amazing thing is that losing power for this many days is “new”. Is the weather that widely different now? I’m not so sure…..but I hope some heads are going to roll for this as far as your power outage is concerned.

    Hang in there. We’re thinking of you and hoping power is restored much sooner than Sunday!

  3. I’m sorry you’re still without power. It’s one thing during the summer, and an entirely different thing during the winter trying to stay warm. I had no idea they named winter storms.
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  4. This is a great and beautiful blog! Have a great weekend!

  5. Hi, I am your newest follower and also from CT. We got our power back on Tues . Hope you get your’s back soon.

  6. What a storm!! Hopefully, you’re somewhat getting back to “normal life”.

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