While many Rhode Islanders were out of power for up to a week, we escaped from the worst of Irene’s wrath.
Vermont was devestated by flooding related to the storm. In this video a 141 year-old covered bridge in Lower Bartonsville is swept away by flood waters.
This covered bridge built in 1870 could not survive the raging water of the Williams River in Lower Bartonsville village in the town of Rockingham, Windham County, VT. We were hoping all day the water would not reach the top of the abutment but the bridge lost its battle rather gracefully as it floated a bit down stream before breaking into pieces.
Our town has set up a fund to rebuild our historic bridge.
Meanwhile in Manville, New Jersey National Guard Deepwater Trucks are no match for Irene.
In New York, flooding damage has shut down Metro North’s Port Jervis line.