Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Still in the Dark from Igor

Candlelight blackout
We had hurricane Igor blow through Newfoundland yesterday.  At the moment about 50,000 people are still without power - apparently 75 lines were down across the province including 32 down in St. John's.  Our house is in the dark, which meant Lori was packing for her New York trip by candlelight.

Lori's New York Feet
We got up at 4am this morning and I drove her to the airport. There were still lots of tree branches on the roads and many of the traffic signals are still out around town. Its weird to see so many blank spots in the city where the lights are out.  Since the airport has power I decided to hang out here for a few minutes, charge my laptop batteries and stick up a quick blog post before heading back home to our neighborhood blackout. 

Cards, Candles, CBC
Our house really wasn't impacted that much.  There was a lot of wind and rain, but no damage done.  Lori did her nails by the last bit of daylight and when it got dark we lit some candles and played a card game.  We turned on the radio and listened to CBC for updates.  Other communities weren't so lucky, there are several towns cut off by washed out bridges and at least one man was reported to have been swept out to sea when the driveway he was standing on washed away. 

Photo Credits: Tim Rast

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