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Sunday, August 28, 2011

After Irene

Who would have thought that we’d be dealing with earthquakes and hurricanes when we moved to New Jersey? After a brief rumble last week that I felt at work, this weekend we dealt with Irene.

On Friday we had a great time at the Duchess County (NY) fair. I’m sure blog posts from both Lynne and me are coming. It was a sunny, warm, beautiful day.

Then on Saturday night, Irene powered through. We are in the “mountains” and a bit away from the coast, so did not have to worry about the flooding and storm surge. But, we got a lot of rain, about 7 inches during the storm (on already rain-soaked ground), and we’ve had a lot of wind. The big problem here is trees that blow down and take electric lines with them.

But, we had only a few brief electrical outages. No trees down (that we know of). And, other than dogs with cabin fever, we are in good shape.

Thanks to those of you who have called to ask about our situation—we are fine. Getting to work tomorrow, given the flood-prone regions I have to drive through, may be interesting. But, all is well and we are now preparing for our trek to Colorado for a vacation in September.

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Posted under: New Jersey • by Rick on 08/28/2011 at 06:05 PM
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