Though Hurricane Sandy left 90% of our town without power, we were very fortunate to have power returned to us by late Tuesday afternoon. Basically, the winds whipped up the Connecticut River valley, taking out the power of the river towns in its wake. So, Old Saybrook, Old Lyme, Lyme, Essex, Deep River, Haddam and Chester all have about 90% or more without power. However, other parts of Connecticut are also affected. Fairfield and New London were also hit hard [Cl&P outage map]. Though just now looking at the outage map, I see that much progress has been made since I last checked it.
We also lost our Comcast cable internet connection, but that was restored just this evening. YAY!
Above you can see a boat at the marina just down the hill from us that jumped off its stands, knocked two boats over and then jumped back into the water. The workmen are in the process of putting the boat into a sling to bring her back to her stands. Naughty boat!
There are some extremely large trees down on the roads around here, but for the most part, it seems we were luckier than with Irene last year. Here is the view from our deck with angry post storm skies:
There is a tiny bridge that was 3 feet under water during the storm. Water came up higher for this one than it did for Irene.
We consider ourselves very lucky. My mom on Long Island and sister in Westchester, NY still have no power with no end in sight.