Storm Damage

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Mortgage and Lending with George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages NMLS #65149

I wrote a blog yesterday about how I did not get to have my fried whole belly clams that I was craving for because of a huge storm that went through the state. The storm knocked down trees causing many power failures and forcing business to close their doors early.

One of the areas that got hit very hard was Wethersfield, Connecticut, where fallen trees not only cause power outages, but caused severe damage throughout the town. Police and Firemen were out in force do to traffic problems and down power lines.

The Hartford Courant printed pictures in this mornings paper that I think captured the since of what some parts of the state went through late yesterday afternoon and into the evening. 

The first picture is a a tree that split a house in half, forcing its residents to flee into the street, luckily no one was hurt.

The second picture is of a scene that was all to familiar late yesterday.  Downed trees like this forced many town residents, as well as the Public Works Department to be out with chain saws trying to clear away fallen trees.

I was very lucky that Middletown, Connecticut where I live, only experienced heavy rain and strong winds, but did not experience any of the power outages and damage that Wethersfield and other towns did.

It has been a while since I have seen damage like this around here, and I hope that it will be many more years before I see anything like this again.

 

 

 

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George Souto is a Loan Officer who can assist you with all your FHA, CHFA, and Conventional mortgage needs in Connecticut. George resides in Middlesex County which includes Middletown, Middlefield, Durham, Cromwell, Portland, Higganum, Haddam, East Haddam, Chester, Deep River, and Essex. George can be contacted at (860) 573-1308 or gsouto@mccuemortgage.com

 

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Comments (10)

Marc Blasi
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

The damage is horrible - but at least no one got hurt.  I hate to see this stuff - after going through several severe storms (and hurricanes) in both St Thomas and FL, I can definitely sympathize. 

Jun 27, 2009 03:18 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Marc, they are now saying that tornado's did touch down briefly, so that would explain a lot of this damage.

Jun 27, 2009 03:20 AM
Neal Bloom
Brokered by eXp Realty LLC - Weston, FL
Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate

George,

When I was selling RE on Long Island NY back in the mid 1990's an agent in my office ahd a home listed with a big tree in there dining room very similar to that picture. They ended up having to cut the tree out in sections because it might have collapsed the rest of the home and cause more damage but they still were trying to sell it with the tree still there but contingent on the removal and repairs.

Jun 27, 2009 07:50 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Neal, now that is a house that it would have been interesting to get Loan Commitment on ....... LOL

Jun 27, 2009 08:19 AM
Anonymous
Caitlin

I live in Wethersfield. At the moment I am in MA but I have to come home today. My family is still there on one of the streets that was hit the hardest. I am in shock at the moment.

Jun 27, 2009 08:42 AM
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Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

George, that looks like the aftermath of Hurricane Ike.  We still see lots of houses with tarps on them 9 months later.  It is amazing what wind can do!!!!!

Jun 27, 2009 01:44 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Caitlin I hope you have been able to talk to them and that they are OK.

Phill it was not a pretty sight, everything was dark and a lot of large tree limbs were down.

Marchel, Mother Earth can be extremely powerful.

Jun 27, 2009 02:29 PM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

George - I was in MA last week and a tree came down and barely missed my car.  It was amazing watching the tree guys do the clean up.

Glad no one was hurt in the incident you wrote about.

Jun 27, 2009 11:52 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jennifer WOW that must have been some experience to have a tree come close to hitting your car.  Glad that it didn't.

Jun 28, 2009 07:30 AM