Sunday, August 28, 2011

irene rips apart veryork

I wanted to update everyone on the state of things, Veryork is not in good shape. While Cold Antler is lucky to be built on a mountain side, up high, but my friends near the Battenkill, Hoosick, and Hudson Rivers are in deep trouble. This video was taken just a few towns over, near Bennington Vermont. Facebook is booming right now with images of my area, a lot of it under water. I am posting much of it on my page, so check it for more images and video. But yes, Manchester, Londonderry, Pawlet and other towns around here are being surged. Flood waters are 7+ feet above the flood stage. Covered bridges are being washed away, and cars are floating down the river. The Home Depot I was at two times Friday is now under a few feet of water. I am worried about friends and theirs around here. Two of my friends have been evacuated. I feel both lucky and worried sick. I haven't heard from a few and really hope they are okay.

I am expecting power to eventually go out with winds coming our way, and trees coming down. I have the generator and extension cord ready to go. I will have to be on top of this, because if I let that sump pump alone and it goes off for just ten minutes the water pouring in from the base and the walls will overtake the furnace and more.

I don' think I'll be going into work tomorrow.

19 Comments:

OpenID loisthelibrarian said...

Thanks for sharing this. I am happy to hear that peoples' priority is to make sure that there are no people in the car, and for the welfare of the others around who need to steer clear of the danger.

I am happy to hear that your farm and animals are safe and doing well, but I will keep others not as fortunate in my thoughts from here in the Midwest.

August 28, 2011 at 5:14 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

That is pretty scary stuff. I hope that the water does not continue to rise over the next couple of days. Really glad you fared ok through it all.

August 28, 2011 at 5:25 PM  
Blogger Jeremy said...

I know how you feel. I am listening to the scanner chirp away with familiar voices talking about evacuating East Middlebury, about 2000' south, and 50' lower than me.

I hope they will have homes to go back to.

Power is still on here, but I expect to lose it soon when the wind picks up.

Prayers to all tonight.

August 28, 2011 at 5:33 PM  
Blogger Elise said...

Be safe. Philly is thinking about our friends in Upstate.

August 28, 2011 at 6:28 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

Jenna, just saw on tv that the town of Prattsville(sp?) is pretty much gone. We had that type of flooding in Eastern North CArolina in 1999. It's heartbreaking. So happy to hear from you, as I have been checking all day since your early morning post. I knew at that time the bad stuff had not reached your area yet so I've been very concerned. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

August 28, 2011 at 7:37 PM  
Blogger doglady said...

Is that video from Gage St in Bennington? My Dad hasn't noticed any problems but he is well up above the Walloomsac River and at 94.5 can't see the river.
The Downeast Coast of Maine seems to be only experiencing gusty wind.

August 28, 2011 at 7:39 PM  
Blogger crashdown said...

Yes. More than a loaf of multigrain bread indeed!

August 28, 2011 at 7:41 PM  
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August 28, 2011 at 7:42 PM  
Blogger DarcC said...

Thoughts and prayers to all still in harms way. Glad you're okay. Central MA got a lot of trees down, power was out all day, we are very lucky here. I keep hearing how bad it is on the MA rivers west of here too, scary stuff, bridges out, cars and homes swept away. So many words come to mind, and all of them sound trite right now. Stay safe, everyone, and count your blessings.

August 28, 2011 at 8:04 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Glad you and the farm are okay. The flooding sounds awful. We made it through okay but there is a lot of flooding in close areas. Power went out for about 17 hours but is back on now. Hopefully you'll be just as lucky. How are the Daughton's doing? I hope you hear from your friends soon and that everyone is dry and safe. Hang in there.

August 28, 2011 at 8:26 PM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

Keeping my fingers crossed that your friends are okay and the farm stays dry.

August 28, 2011 at 8:32 PM  
Blogger Molly Piper said...

Gosh, you are so much in my heart, your delightful blog and farm and spirited ways. With all that's going on, is it appropriate to send something comPLETEly on the other side of life? It's this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEaMI5PkLIM Just a reminder that life is worth fighting for even though I know you totally know that.

August 28, 2011 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger Tina - Our Rustic Roots said...

Praying for everyone facing damage from Irene. I think your choice to stay home tomorrow to watch the pump/generator is a good one.

August 28, 2011 at 9:16 PM  
Blogger stacey said...

Glad you and the farm are doing well. My daughter is in Bennington at the college. I was so worried until I heard from her. From what I have seen online it looks like parts of the town are really hurting. I hope things continue to go well at Cold Antler and the power stays on for you!

August 28, 2011 at 9:29 PM  
Blogger Kimberlie Ott said...

that river was raging, soooo glad that your doing ok.....

August 28, 2011 at 9:58 PM  
Blogger Victoria Nidetch said...

Thank G-d no one was in that car!
Glad you are ok Jenna.

August 28, 2011 at 10:22 PM  
Blogger beccaWA said...

Where's your FB site? Is that the barnheart one? (I rarely do FB...) Thanks.

August 28, 2011 at 11:09 PM  
Blogger Tracey said...

I'm happy you took this storm seriously. I know you thought it was all hype but sometimes the worst of it is the water and the flooding. Stay safe!

August 29, 2011 at 12:26 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

I just watched the same video (I think it was yours) on our local news station. Pretty scary stuff!!

August 29, 2011 at 5:46 PM  

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