Friday, September 2, 2011

The Little Matter of Hurricane Irene

Buster at the keyboard tonight with a brief account of one MISERABLE weekend, watching objects blow around, and worse, NOT BEING ALLOWED OUTSIDE!

We collected candles and batteries and yucky sort-of-edible stuff in cans, and then we waited....

Here's what Irene did to a tree around the corner.

Then, she filled the rivers with just-a-bit-too-much water!  This is the Quinnipiac River intruding into a yard down the street.

The Farmington River developed a real attitude and just kinda moved off of its banks and started flooding things!

The Upper Collinsville Dam just disappeared.

Dad says he never saw the river at nineteen feet and 30,000 cubic feet per second before!  He took this video next to the old Ax Factory, which of course, ended up underwater.  The "standing waves" in the video caused the sluiceways in the old mill to back up.

Gracie took a tour of the place and was hard-pressed to find a dry spot!
Bailey and Gracie are regrettably getting into the spirit of the thing--the Cyclone, that is--by doing their very best imitation of the Flying Monkeys from the Witch's Castle.  More on that later...
Your faithful correspondent,


Maggie and Mitch said...

Irene brought too much wind and rain and flooding! We're glad she's gone but some hoomans have months and months of clean-up ahead of them and we feel for them.

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Pammie said...

I'm so glad you all are okay! Wow! I can't imagine all that water living here in the dry west! Great pictures and I hope your surrounding areas recover well!

Lots of Love!

Paddy, Pixie and Pam

The Thuglets said...

We are soo pleased to read that you are safe and well after that nasty Irene.

All that water and flooding is very scarey.

Make sure you all stay safe.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thug;etsx