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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Finally- back online!!

I'm back. And yes, we are okay. But we've had an interesting nine days... Post tropical storm Arthur unleashed his wrath on our fair city and "cut a swath" as they say. Fredericton has long been known as "The City of Stately Elms". Well, now I think we are the "City of Fallen Elms".  Our beautiful green city with tree-lined streets lost hundreds and hundreds of trees. Actually it was likely thousands. I doubt there will ever be an accurate count. Several city parks are still closed due to so much damage and it will be a good while before crews get to the parks... they are still trying to clear trees fallen on power lines and from streets and other public areas. There are still people without power - on day nine, post-storm. We just got our phone, tv and internet back this afternoon. So yes, we're okay. But still doing post-storm clean-up. I'll be back soon with a few photos.

Thankful for power!
Linda

"When passing through the storms of life, please remember:
1. It could be worse.
2. It will get better.
Stay strong, focus on what you can do, not what you cannot, and know that the clouds will soon part and the sun will shine again."
~ Doe Zantamata

6 comments:

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Glad to hear all is well with you, that's a long time to be without, but at least it isn't winter.
I think I read on Pam's FB about farmers with dairy herds having a real issue for the milking. That's something I never thought about, the fact that the cows are hooked up to electric apparatuses. It would take many hands to help out with that problem.

Linda said...

Glad to hear everything is OK with you and things will return to normal, except for a very huge clean-up.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm so sorry to hear this...what a terrible loss for your area. Take care my friend! Sweet hugs, Diane

Vee said...

You've had an interesting 9 days! Would love to know more about how you managed. Such a loss of trees means that the view has changed forever. I am surprised that Frederickton had / has so many elms. We lost ours long ago. Hold onto them where you can!

Jeanna said...

Linda- thanks for posting an update. Glad to hear you are all fine. So sorry to hear about the elm trees. Mother Nature can be a beast.

Sheila said...

So glad to see you back but sorry to hear of the destruction from Arthur .

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