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The time has come...

There really is no time left to prepare for Irene. If you didn't do it already, well, it will have to do. I am counting on only a tropical storm by the time it hits me, but the coastline of Connecticut is certainly at risk. Here in my town we suffer from the ravages of flooding of the Housatonic River. This wreaks much havoc on the town, especially for those who live in flood prone areas. And as Governor Malloy of CT has pointed out, we have far more trees now than we did in years back during the last major hurricane that hit the state.

Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County Real Estate

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Comment balloon 13 commentsAndrea Swiedler • August 27 2011 08:29PM


Andrea, Irene stopped by and she has a bit of a kick. We lucked out, sadly my brother in law has been without power since 10 am.

Posted by David O'Doherty, Clayton NC Homes, Raleigh, NC (Raleigh Realty Inc) about 7 years ago

Hey Andrea...well you've still got power and you're blogging.  Stay safe and let's hold the vision all those trees stay standing your all is just fine.  MLS? huh?  so who would be rushing to show home tomorrow?  Let us know how all of you are doing, ok?

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) about 7 years ago

David, glad you are ok, hope your brother in law and everyone else gets power back soon.

Anna Banana, we are just seeing winds start to pick up, and have light rain starting. New York City seems to be seeing heavier rains now. I am just waiting ... and hoping it won't be bad. Thank you for thinking of me!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) about 7 years ago

Those winds can be crazy!  And flooding is never good!  Hope it passes swiftly.

Posted by Laura Sargent (Carolina One Real Estate) about 7 years ago


It looks like your going to have an interesting 36 hours. it would be nice to see the hurricane take a sharp right hand turn.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 7 years ago

Laura, the winds are just starting to pick up a bit. I am not looking forward to this!

Lou, that would make me very, very happy. Thank you!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) about 7 years ago

Andrea - wishing you a safe night. I lived through a Cat 1 Hurricane in 2004, we were in a riverfront condo, did not lose power because the feedis underground, so we were watching TVm and that;s h ow we knew the progress of the Hurricane.

Stay safe

Posted by Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices (Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408) about 7 years ago

Andrea - The winds are just starting to pick up here too and it's starting to thunder.  We're bracing ourselves for what's to come tonight and tomorrow.  I checked in with my dad who's in an assisted living facility that's near the water but they weren't evacuated so he's safe and sound which gives me peace of mind for the night.  Stay safe my friend!

Posted by Donna Bigda, Greater New Haven CT Real Estate (RE/MAX Alliance) about 7 years ago


As you know I have a daughter, two brothers and two sisters in law, and nephews and nieces in the path of the storm. I will be praying for all of you tonight.

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) about 7 years ago

Jon, how I am wishing right about now that all our wires were buried. They are in the new subdivisions, but not here in my little world! But I will be brave.

Donna, I will be thinking of you tonight and tomorrow. Please email or something if you can and keep me posted! I don't know if I would have stayed or left. Such decisions! At least I am 1000 feet up, no flooding other than my basement which is probably already a swimming pool. Nothing down there to worry about, and it leaves as fast as it comes in. Very odd indeed.

Richard, thank you. And I will be thinking about you family. Every time I look at the maps that stupid red line is right through my town. But by then it will be a tropical storm. I am sure all will be well. I hate the thought of losing power for any length of time, that might be the worst, LOL.

I am showered, did some laundry, am all ready to go.

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) about 7 years ago

Hi Andrea, you have such a kind and thoughtful heart for your friends, family and community.  Prayers and blessings being sent and may you have a safe night.  Stay in and safe!!

Posted by Judith Parker, CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC (ProStead Realty) about 7 years ago

Hope y'all faired okay in Connecticut. I thought I heard wrong late last night when the weather report was talking about the possibility of tornadoes too... Wow... Fortunately, Irene decided not to be as bad as they thought it might... yet still, one heck of a storm! Be safe...

Posted by Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age (First American Title) about 7 years ago

Andrea, we lucked out here in Middletown.  There are a couple of areas of town with out power, but the rest to the town (including me) is in good shape.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 7 years ago


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