As you may or may not heard, Beefalo sustained quite a blow from an early October freak storm! Friday the thirteenth proved to be a very unlucky day for an estimated 350, 000 residence and businesses across Buffalo and outlaying areas. My home lost power at 10 PM Thursday night under the heaviest wet snow storm in years! From what I have heard, the heaviest since some year of the 1800's! Freaky is putting it mildly. I ventured out in the darkness of my back yard to inspect damage of trees. All around you could hear the eery sound of loud "snaps" of small and huge tree limbs breaking under the stress of the heavy snows! At one moment the large maple tree in my back yard snapped under the strain and a huge heavy limb took out several power lines from a transformer on a near by power utility pole! The bright blue flash lite up everything for a split second with sparks following and the transformer burning out of control! It was like something out of a science fiction movie and eerie as anything unimaginable!
So, for three days all of us huddled in our family room near the fireplace to stay warm. We have to boil our water and filter it through a Britta pitcher to insure clean drinking water. Natural Gas was not effected so we still had our stove to cook on and hot water for washing. Going to the store was not an option till Saturday. My street had many cars and trucks stuck with large branches and power lines blocking the way. The worst was bailing water out of my sub pump area so as not to overflow the basement.
Power finally came on 3 PM Saturday afternoon and not a moment too soon for the pump basin was just about to breach.
Off from work for at least another day. The mess is unbelievable in my back yard and throughout the area! Malls are down, plazas are dark and most gas stations are starting to run out. Milk is becoming short and generators are big business!
Needless to say, the new store is out of power as well and because of, the basement has flooded to at least six inches of water.
We have the children from our family members who are without power while their parents stand guard over their belongings at their respective homes.
This in light of another disaster in Hawaii! What I want to know is who tilted the Earth so much of it's path?
Be with you as soon as things return to normal.