by Sharon Rondeau

(Nov. 1, 2017) — A huge and unprecedented storm, at least to this writer, moved through New York and Connecticut on Sunday night, yielding whipping winds and heavy rain which caused flooding in some areas.

The storm was termed a “cyclone” by some sources and was actually a combination of two storms:  Hurricane Philippe and another system.

But the worst part was and still is the loss of electricity which persists in parts of southern, mid- and northern New England, as is the case with your editor.

About half the town has power, while the other half does not.  Fortunately, the library has power and wi-fi.

A generator is good, but full power is better.  With a large tree still sitting on a power line in the immediate vicinity to this writer, it is unclear as to when electricity will be restored.

As many as 1.2 million were without power on Monday night in Maine, the AP reported, where Gov. Paul LePage declared a state of emergency.

For anyone in the affected areas, please let us know how you fared.





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  1. I am in Rowayton, CT. That is just above Stamford and is part of Norwalk. The trees were blowing pretty bad. One came down on my neighbors car. I kept waiting for one to come down on the house. We did not lose power. The winds in this storm seemed very much like the winds we got in the Sandy storm. Just a month ago, the town cut down some dead trees because big branches kept fall off of them. Thank goodness, they were cut before this last storm. I got the impression no one seemed to think it would be as bad as it was.