Monday, January 16, 2012

Follow Up on Storm Protection... Irene...Only the Beginning??

We strive to make our Blog not only a source for product information but also a source for Storm Preparation Information and invite any comments or suggestions to help the public!

I had the unfortunate experience to witness much of the devastation Irene cause to Vermont during my last ski trip.

I could not believe how Vermont was so profoundly effected by Irene. All the rivers had huge trees in the middle of them. Much, if not all vegetation that was adjacent to all the rivers, let alone mountain gully's were it seems for ever decimated by this storm....

The video and picture above is from West Bridgewater VT, a location we frequent many times when we visit VT.

We were especially surprised by how well the state of Vermont has recovered from this unexpected event.
Had this type of flooding occurred in any Metro area on the East Coast it would of been disastrous and would of taken years to repair or replace!

We city folks on the Northeast Coast missed a bullet with Irene as seen by the above images.
Hopefully, we will never have to deal with another storm like Irene for a long time.

Irene came in as a weak Category 1 storm. Many Long Island residents have told me we have had Nor' Easters which were more powerful than Irene was.

We welcome comments and suggestions from residents from the Hurricane Belt...Florida,Carolinas, etc. for advise you may have for us up here in the north, as to what we should do (at least sea-side) to protect our homes should we really have a serious storm! (Irene was a tease!)
We remain ever so complacent, perhaps arrogant (a trait of us Easterners) and could maybe use some expert advise and tips as it seems we may have to deal with these severe storms more frequently, not to mention, on more severe basis.

Thanks. B.

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