Above the Water Line!

Wed 8/31/2011

White River Flooded!I've been getting a lot of emails today, from friends and family who have seen the Vermont flooding on the news. Thank you all for your concern! Claire and I are doing just fine.

We went to go check on the White River on Sunday afternoon, during the storm, and it looked high, but not crazy high. That night I guess it overflowed its banks and caused some trouble around town, mostly at the old firehouse, which houses the CCS Library. Jen Vaughn did an awesome write up about the CCS community's heroic efforts to save all of the books over on The Beat. So check that out for all the grisly details and lots of pictures.

I took the above photo the morning after, at about 9am. The river was still really high and that cargo container had floated down stream and smashed into the bridge(?!) Also one of the railroad bridges farther down stream was ruined. All in all, it sounds like we got off pretty easy compared to some of the other destruction around Vermont.

The only real hassle for me has been that Sprint's whole cell phone network for Vermont was knocked out, so I have not had cell phone reception since Sunday night. So if you have been calling me or texting me, I have not received those messages! Sprint has "no eta" on how long it will take to get the system back up and running, so for the immediate future, the best way to get in touch with me is via email.

Thanks again to everyone who expressed concern for my well being. I'm fine, so let's all send good thoughts out to the people who lost their homes, or loved ones, or had property destroyed, or are still without power, etc. etc. etc.

2 comments on this entry

Glad you're okay! That library destruction was devastating to see, but luckily the books were saved! Best of luck normalizing in the days and weeks to come.

whew!

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