I won’t moan and groan here about the storm. Philippe, that came through on Sunday and Monday after what so many others have gone through this year. I’ll just share the facts.
Over 1M in the Northeast and 300,000 in NH lost their power. Five hundred crews from as far away as Canada are working on the outage. Thank you to each one of them.
Ours was out for about 11 hours while 100,000+ in NH are still out this morning.
It is amazing how the loss of power can basically bring life as you know it to its knees.
We have downed branches but others found them crashing into their roofs. Road are buckled and impassable. We lost siding on the house while some have waterfalls in their basement.
A family in Warren, about two hours north of here, had their house washed away by the river, and it crashed down stream into a bridge which reduced it to pick up sticks.
A 70 mph gust actually blew an unoccupied construction truck off the Sarah Long Bridge in Portsmouth and into the Piscataqua River.
The force of nature whether it be water, wind, or fire certainly points out to us who really is in charge, and it’s not us.
If you were in the path, I hope you are safe, and it didn’t leave you too much damage or cleanup. After all, it’s Halloween and trick or treaters and candy should be the focus today. 🎃