Well, we lucked out again. We must live in an especially perfect part of the City of Danbury. Our lights flickered ever so slightly when the storm was raging and yet the power stayed on. Things got blown around a little bit but for the most part our neighborhood survived without horrible damage. The City of Danbury currently has about 55% of its residents without power and surrounding towns are in similar situations. The shoreline of Connecticut was hit terribly hard and that is where Sandy did the most damage. For those of you that live elsewhere and heard about the storm but have no idea how bad a hurricane can be just click on this weather.com link to get a feel for what the east coast has been through. You can also visit Instagram's look at Hurricane Sandy here!
I spent most of the time during the storm home alone. My husband was helping to man the Emergency Operations Center in Putnam County, NY. The wind was bad but I don't think our wind gusts were anything like what residents on the shore experienced. We prepared anyway - because that's what you do in New England!
School is still not in session here. The kids may not go to school for several more days. Halloween? Well, it's not happening in Danbury tomorrow night. Just a delay. The decision has been made and trick or treaters will be allowed to make their way around our city streets on Sunday afternoon from 4-6 p.m. It's just not safe this year. Again. Below is a picture of a neighboring street. It looks fairly normal. We're just lucky.
- Danbury, CT
- I'm a full-time substitute teacher and coordinator of CMT's at a large middle school. Married with two grown sons (both redheads)! I'm not afraid of anything! One son just graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a degree in Journalism - he minored in Cinema Studies. The other just began his freshman year at The University of Hartford where he is a student of the Hartford Art School. We are owned by a smelly, old cat, a frenzied dachshund named Otis and a chinchilla!