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hurricane irene

Saturday, 27 August 2011

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fortunately, no damage to speak of.

we got about 10 hours of sustained winds but we kept power the whole time, and it looks like we are the only part of my side of the family (virginia, new hampshire, maine, vermont) who are going to be able to say that.

for our part, we were cautiously optimistic — not only did the hurricane stay farther east than we had thought, but our neighbor told us that this part of mount pleasant hasn’t lost power in the last decade or two.

turns out most of our electrical infrastructure (plant, substations, wires) are all buried, meaning something pretty spectacular has to happen for us to lose power.

feeling pretty blessed right now.

See Slideshow of the Photos on Flickr:
hurricane irene, washington, dc

on monroe for:

0y, 3m, 4d

in mt. pleasant, dc:

4y, 1m, 7d