Nov 1, 2011

Storm Alfred - October 2011

We had record snow fall in January with over 50 inches for the month, A tornado that left a 9 mile stretch of destruction and passed just 9 miles from my house and hammered my son's college campus, Hurricane Irene, lots and lots of rain and now a Nor'easter in October. I'm not sure what's next but I can tell you one thing for sure, I plan on taking every single weather report seriously from here on out. Connecticut had almost 900,000 customers without power and for many of us it looks like it is going to be a while before it gets restored.I was without power after Irene for a week and Alfred sure left much more damage in it's wake.With all the leaves still on the trees and wet heavy snow, trees and branches didn't have a chance.The family and I are planning on a long cold week but thankful it wasn't any worse.

Video from around the house 

Video of my driveway - Took me 7 hours to get it totally cleaned up and passable

My 14 year old GSP Beau trying to stay warm

The girls doing the same

My lab Hannah loves this stuff
The Morning After
My driveway is under there somewhere.

My pines lost their branches but still standing

My maple sprung back to live


  1. Yowzer! That sure looks like a hell of a lot of snow, hope the weather doesn't get any worse for you folks.

  2. Wow - what a mess! Hope you have your lights back on now. Your video was impressive and thanks for sharing. We had an ice storm a few years ago and was without power for 5 days. It was a terrible experience. We were so happy to see the big trucks come to our rescue. The crew was from Alabama and we live in MS. Times like this is when neighboring states pull together to help one another. You and yours take care and try to keep warm. Marian

  3. We got a "flurry" from that storm...thankfully it went west of us. You looked like you got dumped on! It's scary to think October brought this...what's January and February got in store for us? YIKES!

  4. Today was day # 10 without power. I am officially part of the 1% in Connecticut that still doesn't have power - just over 24,000 still without power. This is way past old now.

  5. Amazing storm...hopefully, like here ay my place in the Farmington Valley, your house didn't have any's not even winter and I've had enough...stay safe.