Tropical Storm Irene, A Year Later ...

What are your memories?


A week after what would be called Tropical Storm Irene (felt like a hurricane to us!) so many in Montville were still without power. It would take days, weeks even before Montville got back on its feet. I’ve been looking back at the stories then-Montville Patch Editor Carrie Jacobson did (AMAZING work!) and all the phenomenal photos posted by residents including Ellen Hillman, Gary Murphy and Candy Buebendorf -- all amazing images. 

What did we learn? Will we do things differently if it should happen again? We know CL&P learned (hopefully) from its mistakes.

But we’re all still here!

Share your stories and memories with us in the comments! 

Cynthia Kozaczensky August 28, 2012 at 01:52 PM
I remember being so grateful for the perfect weather following the storm. No power was a big inconvenience but we had wonderful evenings sitting outside enjoying a delightful breeze. My brother made rounds with a small generator keeping family freezers and refrigerators chilling enough to keep food from spoiling. Fortunately, showers were available at work. No power for us for 7 days.
Ellyn Santiago (Editor) August 28, 2012 at 02:23 PM
Cynthia, I sooo hear you! Being without power was at once incredibly inconvenient (especially with the loss of food!) but gave my kids and me lots of time to bond! :)


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