It was a very long night; the power kept going out and outside all you could hear was the loud BOOM that the trees made as they broke and fell under the weight of the relentless heavy wet snow. The morning has finally arrived and we are basically OK, although I do not like the looks of some of the trees which are leaning menacingly over our house and my husband will have a lot of cleaning up to do when he gets up - the poor guy was outside for many hours shoveling last night until he finally borrowed our neighbor's bulldozer to do some plowing on our driveway.
Here is a little video I took in my yard just a little while ago, keep in mind that I used a cheap camera and have no skills so it's not great, but I figured I'd share it with you. Try not to laugh at my LawnGuyland accent too much!
Here is an excerpt from a report from the local paper, the Poughkeepsie Journal, from today:
115,000 WITHOUT POWER; TACONIC, I84 CLOSED; WARMING SHELTERS OPENING; Cuomo, Steinhaus declare states of emergencyAccording to their facebook page, the people camped out at #OccupyPoughkeepsie seemed to get through it all OK. I do not agree with them or what they are doing, but they are members of my community - neighbors - and I do not want to see them get hurt.
A freak autumn storm dumped 17.9 inches of snow in Millbrook and knocked out power to more than 115,000 homes and businesses in Dutchess and Ulster counties. Dutchess County remains under a state of emergency. State Police in Millbrook said the Taconic State Parkway, as well as Interstates 84 and 684, are closed. Warming shelters are being set up in some municipalities.
According to Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp., 74,842 of the utility's 115,932 customers in Dutchess County and 27,421 of the utility's 87,947 customers in Ulster have lost power as of 9:55 a.m.
New York State Electric and Gas reports 11,448 of its 15,386 customers in Dutchess and 2,197 of its 5,355 Ulster customers are without power as of 9:55 a.m. MUCH MORE HERE
Our power may continue to go out as tree branches continue to break under the weight, and I am still worried about stuff landing on the house, but so far so good here! I am going to cook some food while we still have our utilities on, but we're running out of stuff, like coffee. If you have a buck or two for my Tip Jar, it would be greatly appreciated and would help us out a lot.
I hope you all have a nice day, if I can take more pictures and video later, I'll update this post with them.
This post is linked at MooseandSquirrel.ca - a terrific Canadian blog. Thank you, Natasha!
This post is linked at Blazing Cat Fur, another fine Canadian blog. Thank you, BCF!
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