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LTP: 8/29/11

This LTP goes out to our East Coast Persephoneers, some of whom aren’t going to be able to read it until their power comes back on. I hope they’re all safely playing Scrabble and reading good books by candlelight. For those of you who made it through with your electricity and Internet connection intact, we’d love to hear your stories.

What were you doing during Hurricane Irene?

I’ll be back a little later today with a news post on what Irene did as she crept her way up the coast.

By [E] Selena MacIntosh*

Selena MacIntosh is the owner and editor of Persephone Magazine. She also fixes it when it breaks. She is fueled by Diet Coke, coffee with a lot of cream in it, and cat hair.

3 replies on “LTP: 8/29/11”

We got some pretty nasty wind and rain, but were, all told, lucky. I had two trees down, one of which missed my car by about two feet, and the other one fell right up to my back door. I have power, but about half my state (including my job) still doesn’t. They’re estimating 4 or 5 more days before everyone has power.

We’re far enough north that we just got the post-tropical storm version of Irene. That said, it rained pretty consistently ALL day and there was quite a bit of wind. Surveying the damage today, I saw quite a few heavy tree branches down in the parks.

Funny enough, my parents in central NC didn’t even get rain. My dad emptied all the rain barrels, a decision he now calls “rash”.

Everything is good here in Western Mass. It was scary for a while; we’ve been under flash flood warnings since late Saturday night, but fortunately the worst of the rain went west of us. It was forecast to go straight up the Connecticut River Valley, which could have been devastating for my area. Even so, there are a couple of cities to the west of us that have been evacuated.

Anyone from Vermont here? Is everyone doing okay?

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