Sandy, Gone and Preparation Helped a Lot

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Sandy, Gone and Preparation Helped a Lot

Hurricane/Tropical Frankenstorm Sandy has passed through the area and at least in our corner of the world it wasn't as bad as had been projected. The CT shoreline took the brunt, mostly caused by the high tides and the surge created by the storm.


The hardest hit area of the storm, ironically appears to be the South-East corner of the state, New London'Groton. This area was spared by both Irene last year and the Halloween blizzard.

Debris is all over the area, and there are some minor repairs that will be needed on some homes, but the loss of life was just 2 people so preparation did matter.

There are still almost 500,000 homes without power in the state. Here in Prospect CT there are 75 homes powerless.

The state highways are open but all are cautioned to just travel out of necessity.

This past year, the state and the utility companies were very aggressive with the trees along the roadways cutting back, and that appears to have been a positive, especially in our area where we lost power last October for almost a week due to downed power lines created by the trees taking down the lines. This storm went through with a couple of flickers only. Other areas were not as fortunate, but again most of the problems were created by the water and not the trees.

It will take a few days, and the sun will peek through occasionally but for now Central CT is carrying on. Sandy Be gone!

Sandy, Gone and Preparation Helped a Lot


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Alan Kirkpatrick
Austin Texas Homes - Round Rock, TX
Alan in Austin


Glad to hear you made it through We will keep everyone there in our prayers as they begin clean up. 

Oct 29, 2012 11:22 PM #1
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Good morning Ed,

So happy for you that your area was not hit as hard as it could have been, hopefully that will be the case for many more.  

Oct 29, 2012 11:22 PM #2
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

Preparation and long range notification can mean all the difference in the world.  I'm happy you are largely unphased by the storm.  I feel sorry for those who didn't fare so well.

Oct 29, 2012 11:23 PM #3
Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty - Mount Dora, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Great news for those in the path of Sandy you are right preparation does help a lot; hopefully, it won't take long for things to return to normal.

Oct 29, 2012 11:23 PM #4
Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

I was amazed this morning at the devastation .. . . we were so lucky in the Washington DC Metro Area.

Oct 29, 2012 11:25 PM #5
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Ed....glad to hear you weathered the storm.... there's nothing worse than losing power....

Oct 29, 2012 11:29 PM #6
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Ed, glad all is well in your neck of the woods. Yesterday was scary for sure. I lost another tree last night, hugged the back of the house. Angels were watching over us for sure. No power there, but I am at my daughters house downtown.

Many are far worse off than I, so I will count my blessings.

Oct 30, 2012 12:37 AM #7
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Alan, we had high winds, and most of the rain stopped by about 8 PM last night. The winds howled through the night.

Lisa, the shoreline is the hardest hit area. We were very lucky. Thank you

Mona. last year was the advanced warning and the towns with the state and the power companies created a better disaster plan and it seemed to be effective.

Pat, south of us it is considerably worse. New Jersey and NYC took hard hits. The subway tunnels in the city are now water tubes, and the electrics are shot.

Fernando it went in just over Atlantic City and the rest of us were spared.

Barbara, we last power for a week last year and it was tough.

Andrea, we were spared with just a few flickers and the trees just lost their leaves

Oct 30, 2012 12:58 AM #8
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

I'm glad you're ok! I'm watching this and it's just unbelievable the damage we're seeing.

Oct 30, 2012 02:15 AM #9
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ed glad to hear that you are OK, I did not loss power either.  I was talking to one of my LO's in my New London Office and we do not have power, but other wise everything is OK.  Seeing what I saw on the news about how hard New London was getting hit, I was expecting damage, because we are only a couple of blocks up from the water, but we lucked out.

Oct 30, 2012 03:07 AM #10
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Karen, some ares of CT really got hit hard. New York City also had it's problems with the subway tunnels getting loaded with water, and New Jersey was whacked but good.

George, the Harbor Park area had to be hit hard as they were warning about flooding on the Connecticut River. Raphael and his mom lost power in Colchester so they are here as well.


Oct 30, 2012 11:40 AM #11
Gloria Todor
Century 21 Absolute Realty - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Hi Ed, Glad your immediate area was not hit too hard.  It was really an amazing storm.  We were lucky down here in SE PA.  My sister in central NJ is still without power.  Some people say there was too much build up to this/too much hype, but I think it made all the difference in keeping people out of harms way.

You take care,


Oct 30, 2012 11:50 AM #12
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Ed, so glad to hear your area of CT was okay.  I'm checking in with my ActiveRain friends on the east coast and you're the first I've come across.  Here's hoping everyone else fares well, too.

Oct 30, 2012 02:03 PM #13
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ed, I can't believe it, but Harbor Park is dry.  Harbor Park always floods but for some lucky reason it came out of this without damage.

Oct 30, 2012 11:29 PM #14
Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!

Thankfully you were spared Ed. We only had high winds and rain although some parts of the Toronto area were damaged. Sandy was a biggie.

Oct 31, 2012 02:06 AM #15
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