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Irene meets the Housatonic River

Without power for 9 hours, better than many in Connecticut. I read that there was something like 700,000 customers without power in CT alone, wow! I did brave the littered streets to get to my daughters house downtown, then walked over to see the Housatonic River, which has once again overflowed its banks and caused Rt. 7 to be closed in both directions. Many more streets are closed, bridges are closed, getting from point A to point B is no easy task.

All afternoon my grandson was trying to "fix" the problem. When the lights came back on, EVERY SINGLE LIGHT came on. And no lights were on when when the power went off!

So, we made it through the earthquake and Irene, all in one week.

Route 7 at Veterans Bridge.
Auto Technic has plastered on their window, "Irene Blows". How appropriate... the Dunkin Donuts stands like an island, however Carvel was not so lucky...


Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County Real Estate

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Comment balloon 13 commentsAndrea Swiedler • August 28 2011 09:30PM


Glad to hear you made it through the storm safe. We did not get that much rain here, about 2 - 3 inches which compared to other areas isn't that much.

Posted by James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector (JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC) over 7 years ago

glad you have your power back on.  My sister in law and her husband were in the Minot ND flooding and it's NO telling how long before their house will be ready to live in again.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 7 years ago

Andrea   I was much luckier than you just wind and rain . No power outage for me thank goodness. There were others with worse problems here in Philly and Bucks county Pa; but now  I am staying indoors until tomorrow .

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) over 7 years ago

Andrea, we almost feel guilty that all we got here were cool breezes. Not a single drop of rain. Sure hope the waters recede quickly and that all electricity is restored soon. So glad it wasn't worse.

Posted by Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate. (MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC) over 7 years ago

Looks pretty soggy, hope your part of the world dries out quickly!  I hope the worst is past...

Posted by Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert (Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene) over 7 years ago

Andrea I have been watching the news and seeing the floording from rising rivers---hope that can drain off quickly, its no fun dealing with FEMA....been there done that.  Glad you are safe!

Posted by Marilyn Boudreaux, Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor (Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s) over 7 years ago

Wow, that does loo really bad.  Hope that receeds real soon. It wasn't that bad where I am, but just a bit south (mayb 10 mins) , there is a lot of flooding.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 7 years ago

Andrea - I'm glad to see you are still alive and kicking!  No doubt about it, the east coast has had its challenges with Mother Nature these past several days.  Hopefully, things will settle down, and you can go about the business of experiencing "normal."

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 7 years ago

Andrea, I am glad that you are safe, and have power.  I was lucky, we did not lose power, and I did not have any damage.

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

I am so glad that it passed you by without major damage ... still 9 hrs without electricity and all this flooding.  We are the ones who are usually under Hurricane threat for the whole summer.

Posted by Ellie Penaranda, Naples Florida Real Estate - Waterfront & Beach Co (239.776.5077 Downing-Frye Realty ) over 7 years ago

Jim, my back yard is still running water, go figure!

Tammy, wow, I remember you talking about that. When Mother Nature decides to show her teeth she can really wreak havoc. I hope they are closer to getting back home.

Hannah, that was a smart decision! Took me quite a long time to get to the office yesterday. Let's see what today bring.

Mona, it was bad enough, I can't imagine if the storm had been stronger.

Janna, so many that were in the path of the storm are still feeling the effects. And may be for the rest of the week.

Marilyn, the Housatonic River is receding, we shall be able to access the main route in and out of town soon. Although I never go that way, it just means that more people are going my way! I am greatful that my own little world was not rocked. But am concerned that so many are still having terrible issues.

Debbie, it is funny how some places look normal, drive just a bit and wow, what a difference.

Myrl, Mother Nature has been smacking us here for the year, snow, ice, now this. Must be a test.

George, my own little house really didn't suffer damage, other than the water in the basement, but that is a given. Other people, not so lucky.

Ellie, my grandson didn't like it, LOL. Thank you!

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

I was watching a video on the news yesterday of a covered bridge just being washed away. I can't believe the power of the floods that you had to deal with.

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) over 7 years ago

Mix no power with 107 degree and 100% humidity and you have us after a hurricane...oh don't forget a bunch of pissed off people because being hot makes people very angry!

Posted by Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers. (UTR Texas Realtors) over 7 years ago