Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hurricane Irene aftermath as of 8am Aug 28th

Here in town the aftermath is mostly water in basements, which the local volunteer fire company pumps out.   My mother's house is one of them.  Also, from my house all I can see is minor branches down, no major trees and we still have power as of 8:17 am EDT.

This is not the first time this month that the firemen have been pumping basements in town this year.  We have had a very wet summer with about 10 inches of rain locally just in August.  The water table is very high, so when they mention possible flooding of area streams that means water in basements from underground streams too.

Hurricane Irene is not completely gone yet but the storm could have been so much worse already.  There are still winds around so not safe from trees coming down yet.

1 comment:

NWDonna said...

Soooo good to read your blog this morning!!! Have to admit I had TV tuned to the weather channel all day yester day. Stay safe.