I am going to be honest, even with all the talk of this FIERCE storm that took over the airways, I really didn’t think we would see much storm or damage at all. My neighbors had family staying with them, who were evacuated form NYC. Who would have thought they would see more of a mess here than there. Throughout the morning we saw much rain but very little wind. Hubby had to empty large trash cans of water away from our house every 20 minutes or so, so that our basement didn’t get flooded.
After the rain stopped around 1:30, that is when all the trouble began. A transformer across the street blew, causing us to all lose power. I am still unsure where the water came from, a broken levy or over filled pond, but an hour after just peeking at the water on the street, it was now a roaring river. Our neighbors across the street had water going in their front door and out the back.
I walked down our hill with my point n shoot, to see something I thought I would never see, my neighbors house completely surrounded by water. Front yard, back yard, just water. It was a very emotional site and my heart skipped a beat. These were images you saw on TV, not a half mile down the street from your house. I could see people stranded on their front porch, there car completely underwater. When my husband said the water was up to the bottom of the stop sign, he wasn’t kidding. Around the corner, Mariner’s was completely devastated.
I am so sad for my little town. Power is still out, I had to escape to Poughkeepsie to post these images.
The water just took over the front and backyards of these homes. The streets caved to the pressure. Later in the evening, the blue house was almost completely covered with water.