Living in Vermont I don’t expect to deal with weather issues besides snow storms. For the last two years in a row, we have had to deal with hurricanes. My eyes have been stuck on the weather channel while watching the updates. Although I live in a non-coastal state, we are expected to get 80+ mph gusts of wind.
I spent some time over the weekend to gas up my car (fear of over-inflated prices after the storm), bought some bottled water, picked up batteries for the flashlights and moved the porch furniture closer to the house while folding up the chairs and table on our back deck.
Thanks to our wonderful power company and their proactive approach to the storm, I’m hoping when
if we lose power, it’ll only be for a day or so. Our electric company, Green Mountain Power, already has extra crews on the ground from Canada to help us out.
Last year our state was hit really hard by Hurricane Irene. Many roads were completely wiped off the map. Covered bridges were destroyed and rivers were permanently rerouted. We are a strong state and we all joined together to get people back into their homes, build new roads and bridges, support those who lost their businesses from the flooding.
I pray for all of those in Hurricane Sandy’s path and hope you all listened to the warnings and didn’t ignore them (like my husband and daughter feel we should have done).
Bottom two photos are from Hurricane Irene in Vermont.