Sunday, August 28, 2011

our poor little town

has taken another hit.
still don't know the full impact
but flooding along the whetstone brook has definitely complicated things.
trying to keep my feet dry and thanking all of you for your concern.

23 comments:

slim said...

This picture tells the story. Brattleboro seems to be getting more then its share of trouble these days. I find that many unplanned events have a way of bringing out the community spirit in people. I hope things can get back to normal there soon.

Quincy received a lot of Irene's long windedness. I see many trees and large branches down and some darkened houses tonight.

Jack said...

Good luck, brattcat. Hartford was spared the worst of the storm. Many are without power (including us until an hour ago) but on the whole, we were lucky. I am back to normal posting tomorrow morning.

Butch said...

HHang in there brattcat. It does get better.

Randy said...

I'm hoping that the damage in minimal. Nice shot!

Kate said...

Despite the foul weather, it has given you an opportunity for a great photo.

Madge said...

Thankful you and yours are safe... this appears to be a State Trooper, it is an emotionally charged shot...

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...
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黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

That's sad and please take care ! it is all over the newspaper even in Asia about this storm

NataVi. said...

Unfortunately they focused on the wrong spots, didn't they?
But I guess its hard to predict where the worst will hit, even with today's technologies.
My heart goes out to you all there(= Its hard to see your town get destroyed and people hurt..

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I drove home from my office a little while ago and I was listening to CNN on the satellite radio. They gave a report about the storm and flooding from a correspondent in Brattleboro.

My first thought was to wonder how you are. My second thought was to wonder what photo you would post.

My third thought was that it must be a sign that things are bad when CNN is doing a hurricane report from your own town.

Fortunately, we don't get hurricanes in the Pacific side of Costa Rica because they cannot cross the high spine of mountains running down the middle fo the country.

cieldequimper said...

I hope it all dries soon, that there is little damage and that it'll be nothing but a bad dream soon enough.

Malyss said...

Even if you have a lot of water, it seems that Irene was not as strong as it could have been..And as long as you're able to take pictures and post them, it means you're alright. Hold on!

Jilly said...

Oh you are back. I'd not realised! Now have the pleasure of scrolling down your photos which I'll do after enjoying this one.

Confess I hadn't realised the hurricane had arrived in Vermont. Shows I need to look at a map. Hope there is not too much damage. On the positive side - what a photo opportunity and one you've taken full advantage of. I so love this shot.

Sharon said...

I've been listening to the news to keep up with the storm's progress and I heard that there may be flooding in Vermont. I checked a webcam in New York City several times today and I didn't see any rain. It just looked windy. How strange. Keep dry!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Hopefully the worst has been Brattcat, now it's a case of 'mopping up'. Very scary time for everyone in the path of Irene,but I have to agree with the others...brilliant shot!

Sharon Creech said...

Ack, Brattleboro much on the news with those raging waters. Hope the waters recede soon and the damage is not too great.

Sunny said...

I was thinking of you during the storm, especially when I saw the pictures of the raging water.
We suffered a lot of washed out roads and flooded basement.
Be safe.
☼ Sunny

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

As we say on the Gulf Coast, it is never a good thing when your city is featured on the national news! Today is the 6th anniversary of Katrina which caused over 1800 deaths. So glad that you are safe.

Bises,
Genie

Jilly said...

My goodness, I just saw this on YouTube. I do hope you are alright, dear Brattcat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpRErzxj0Uo

Amin said...

I also saw this on You Tube! Oh my GOD! I hope everything will OK!

JM said...

I have just seen awful images of the floods on the news.

Giorgio said...

We had detailed news about Irene even here in Italy, but they mostly talked about NY. I would have never thought a tropical storm could come all the way to Brattleboro, though! By the way, I love the picture: would be perfect for a newspaper.

Birdman said...

Been thinking of you and Mr. BCat!