I hope all the HI in the area's of Irene are doing fine

Hope all the HI and family’s in the path of the storm are doing well.

Lost power around noon and no idea when it will be back on.
Flooding in some of the rivers started, next couple of days will be rough
All things considered it wasn’t to bad.

we lost a bridge up north in the kangamagus highway area, 150.000 no power , damn broke, personally had water intrusion at a window wall soaked, where is the maintenance

thanks for asking Wayne

35 mph winds with 50 mile per hour gusts but I am still here and fine.
And the house still here. Rained all day till about 5 and things have calmed down now.
Thanks Wayne. :slight_smile:

Glad it slowed down for you all. and all is well. keep us posted

Things here in Central Vermont are awful.
Just spent the day helping folks clean out their houses in Moretown Village.
Roads and bridges out all over. Getting around is an adventure. Just got my power back today. I’m one of the lucky ones. Many towns have become islands and help can’t even get in.

2 words - high ground…


We see what has happened there and My heart goes out to our Vermont neighbors .
Canada has sent as many Line repair units as Possible to Vermont.
Eastern Ontario some damage Quebec also was hit hard.
Our Maritime provinces also suffered a lot and Labrador also.

We see what has happened there and My heart goes out to our Vermont neighbors .
Canada has sent as many Line repair units as Possible to Vermont.

Thank you! I was wondering why they got to us so fast!
A tip o’ the hat to our northern friends.


I feel for the western part of the state and some in the south. Hope no one got hurt and the same for Maine’s neighbors.

I lucked out here with no loss of power and gusts up to 50 mph 35 sustained.
Lossed power for 3 seconds. Some 300,000 customers were out of power in the State. The Naval shipyard had a 2 hour delay requested by CMP due to the draw that they require might have impaired some of the repairs they were doing.

Glad you lucked out Marcel and i hope everyone else did too. canada sending help thats good. I remember a bunch sent to California once about 15 years ago

’We need help’ say U.S. towns cut off by Irene’s flood waters

Published On Tue Aug 30 2011

Video: Clean up in Fleischmanns, N.Y.
In the wake of Hurricane Irene, there are signs of the storm’s brutal force all around Fleischmanns, New York. Irene has been blamed for at least 40 deaths in 11 states, including one in Fleischmanns. (Aug. 30

John Curran Associated Press

MONTPELIER, VERMONT—U.S. National Guard helicopters rushed food and water Tuesday to a dozen cut-off towns in the northeastern state of Vermont after the rainy remnants of Hurricane Irene washed out roads and bridges in a deluge that took many people in the landlocked New England state by surprise.
“As soon as we can get help, we need help,” Liam McKinley said by cellphone from a mountain above the flood-stricken town of Rochester, Vermont.
Up to 28 centimetres (11 inches )of rain from the weekend storm turned placid streams into churning, brown torrents that splintered buildings, knocked homes off their foundations, flattened trees and took giant bites out of the asphalt across the countryside. At least three people died in Vermont.
“I think that people are still a little shell-shocked right now. There’s just a lot of disbelief on people’s faces. It came through so quickly, and there’s so much damage,” Gail Devine, director of the Woodstock Recreation Center, said as volunteers moved furniture out of the flooded basement and shovelled out thick mud that filled the centre’s two swimming pools.
As crews raced to repair the roads, the National Guard began flying in supplies to Vermont’s flooded towns. The Guard also used heavy-duty vehicles to bring relief to flood-stricken communities still reachable by road.
“If it’s a life-and-death situation, where someone needs to be Medevaced or taken to a hospital, we would get a helicopter there to airlift them out, if we could get close to them. A lot of these areas are mountainous areas where there may not be a place to land,” said Mark Bosma, a spokesman for Vermont Emergency Management.
There were no immediate reports of anyone rescued by helicopter. But it took a relay operation involving two ambulances and an all-terrain vehicle to take a woman in respiratory distress to a hospital about 21 kilometres away, after flood waters severed a road, Rutland Regional Medical Center President Tom Hubner said. The patient, whose name was not released, was doing fine, he said.
In Rochester, where telephones were out and damage was severe, people could be seen from helicopters standing in line outside a grocery store. McKinley said the town’s restaurants and a supermarket were giving food away rather than let it spoil, and townspeople were helping each other.
“We’ve been fine so far. The worst part is not being able to communicate with the rest of the state and know when people are coming in,” he said. He said government agencies did a good job of warning people about the storm. “But here in Vermont, I think we just didn’t expect it and didn’t prepare for it,” he said. “We heard all types of warnings, but I just didn’t take it seriously. I thought, how could it happen here?”
Wendy Pratt, another of the few townspeople able to communicate with the outside world, posted an update on Facebook using a generator and a satellite Internet connection. She said the town was devastated and there was no way out. But she also sketched a picture of New England neighbourliness.
“People have lost their homes, their belongings, businesses … the cemetery was flooded and caskets were lost down the river. So many areas of complete devastation,” Pratt wrote. “In town there is no cell service or internet service — all phones in town are out. We had a big town meeting at the church at 4 this afternoon to get any updates.”
All together, the storm has been blamed for at least 49 deaths. Forty-four of those were in the continental U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Five people were killed in the Dominican Republic and Haiti as Irene blew through the Caribbean. No deaths were reported in the Bahamas despite the islands taking a direct hit.
A Canadian driver was missing after a road collapsed and swallowed two cars about 100 kilometres northeast of Montreal. Police are investigating whether an 81-year-old Quebec man who died after being found unconscious in the storm was killed by Irene.
More than 2.5 million people from North Carolina to Maine were still without electricity Tuesday, three days after the hurricane churned up the Eastern Seaboard.
Hydro-Quebec was still restoring power to 21,600 clients. Nearly 250,000 Hydro-Quebec customers had lost power on Sunday night.
While all eyes were on the coast as Irene swirled northward, some of the worst destruction took place well inland, away from the storm’s most punishing winds. In Vermont, Gov. Peter Shumlin called it the worst flooding in a century. Small towns in upstate New York — especially in the Catskills and the Adirondacks — were also besieged by flood waters.
In Pittsfield, Vermont, newlyweds Marc Leibowitz and Janina Stegmeyer of New York City were stranded Sunday along with members of the wedding party and dozens of their guests after flood waters swamped the couple’s honeymoon cottage. The honeymooners narrowly escaped in a four-wheel-drive rental car just before a bridge behind them collapsed.
More than a dozen of the 60 or so guests were airlifted out by private helicopters on Tuesday.
Vermont emergency officials and the U.S. National Weather Service warned before the storm about the potential for heavy rain and flooding. On Thursday, Shumlin recommended stocking up on enough food, water and other supplies to last three days.
On Monday, he defended his state’s decision not to undertake extensive evacuations before the storm arrived, noting that it was too hard to predict which communities were in danger. “What are you going to do, evacuate the entire state of Vermont?” he asked.
Approximately 260 roads in Vermont were closed because of storm damage, along with about 30 highway bridges. Vermont Deputy Transportation Secretary Sue Minter said the infrastructure damage was in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
Relief supplies arrived at Vermont’s National Guard headquarters early Tuesday in a convoy of 30 trucks from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Accompanied by Shumlin, FEMA administrator Craig Fugate toured the state by helicopter Tuesday to survey the damage.
Meanwhile, in North Carolina, where Irene blew ashore along the Outer Banks on Saturday before heading for New York and New England, Gov. Beverly Perdue said the hurricane destroyed more than 1,100 homes and caused at least $70 million in damage.
Airlines said it would be days before the thousands of passengers stranded by Irene find their way home. Amtrak service was still out Tuesday between Philadelphia and New York because of flooding in Trenton. Commuter train service between New Jersey and New York City resumed Tuesday, except for one line that was still dealing with flooding.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said at news conference in North Carolina that she was unaware of anything federal authorities should have done differently in Vermont. She said FEMA and its state counterpart worked closely together, and she noted that after the state agency operations centre got flooded out, it moved into FEMA’s quarters.
William “Breck” Bowden, an expert on Vermont’s watershed at the University of Vermont, attributed the disaster to a combination of factors: The soil was wet, Vermont’s steep hills quickly fed the rainfall into streams, and the storm dumped a huge amount of water.
“There was plenty of warning being given about the coming storm by the meteorological community and the news media,” he said. “The real issues are the enormous damage to our infrastructure. That’s nothing an evacuation could have done anything about