Irene swished her cape over Vermont yesterday. We didn't have the terrible winds that were predicted, but it sure enough did rain. Fortunately for us, we live high on a sandy hill so we are not flooded. Unfortunately for those who are along the river beds, there was a great deal of flooding elsewhere. We had stocked up on food and water when it became apparent we would not be making our planned trip to Rhode Island, which was a good thing since so many roads are closed. We didn't have a power outage, but that is a wide spread problem to the south of us. I am anxious to get in touch with my daughter because they are in flood and power outage central.
I went out for my walk this afternoon, and, honestly, you would not know the area is under a state of emergency within my usual route--except that I was asked by passing motorists how to get there from here with all the closed roads. Not easily, maybe wait til tomorrow if you can--that's about all I could offer.
My thoughts are with all those who were in the path of this storm. Hope all is well.