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Well that "little storm" we had last week turned into the worst natural disaster Buffalo has ever seen (we finally have something that tops the Blizzard of 77' ).
In 12 hours we were dumped on with 24" of very wet, very heavy snow. With the leaves still on the trees they just couldn't handle the weight. Thursday night was awful. We live in the oldest suburb of Buffalo so the streets are lined with very big, old trees. Every few seconds you would hear a crack and then a large crash. We woke up in the morning to the unimaginable. It was absolute devastation and the city and surrounding area looked like a hurricane had come through. Streets and yards filled with trees that had crumbled or completely toppled over under the weight of the snow. 250,000 without power. Fires all over the city from fallen wires. Trees on top of houses and cars. A state of emergency was declared and all the local schools were closed for the entire week which is rare because in Buffalo it takes A LOT of snow to close the schools for even a day.
We were blessed not to lose power during the storm on Thursday however a fire two doors down last Friday took our power out. We just got it back this evening at about 8 pm .
On top of the damage done by falling trees the days following the storm were warm and the snow melted very quickly. With power out and sump pumps not working many had flooding. Our new church flooded with about foot of water which is just devastating for us. The power was just restored this evening at the church but we lost a lot and cleanup is going to take a long time. It's heartbreaking to see all the hard work we've put into getting everything finished and decorated ruined. My beautiful nursery and Sunday School classroom are an absolute mess. We've got a lot of work ahead of us.
I do have to say that the week long break from TV and the computer has been nice (although I'm relieved to be back up and running ).
Anyway, just wanted to pop in and say "hi" and give you all an update!
Hope everyone is doing well!
<span style="font-family:Comic Sans MS">Homeschooling Mom to Sam (3-21-02)
Wow! I knew you hadn't been around in awhile, but I just chalked it up to you being busy! The board has been a little slow (because we're all hard at work in school! ) I'm glad to hear you have your power back and I'm sorry about your church.
-- Lisa --
Wife to my best friend Troy, mom to Reilly and Declan
Oh my! I had no idea it was that bad! I knew some places were getting snow already, but I haven't really been following the weather news. I'm sorry to hear about all the downed trees, loss of power, and now flooding. ***big hugs to you all***
Happy Homeschooling Mom to: