Sunday, August 28, 2011

Goodnight Irene

I was working on a post last Sunday evening about how tropical storm Irene wasn't that bad where I live. Then the power went out and stayed out for about a day. There had been a lot of rain early Sunday morning and the power had flickered a few times but stayed on. But apparently the wind on the backside of the storm was the final straw for the local power grid. So not quite as innocuous as I had thought. And some areas were hit worse of course.

The photo was taken Sunday morning after the rain had mostly stopped and shows water flowing over the top of the dam which creates the pond behind my condo. And over a service road in the background. This is not a normal condition but has happened before. It seems to have been fairly harmless and conditions quickly returned to normal.

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