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Hurricane Irene, Part Two

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A beautiful summer day in Lovell. Nothing unusual about that at the end of August except for the hum of generators throughout town. Lovell Village is in good shape (if only I had a shower in the office) but numerous sections of town are without power. Wires and poles were taken down by falling trees. Thankfully, I haven't seen any damaged cars or houses.

I had the pleasure of driving to Portland at 2 am this morning and on the ride along RT 302 there were many miles where it was clear that there was no power. Even in Westbrook which abuts Portland. And the CMP crews were not seen (understandable since it was still windy, wet and dark). That suggests to me that Lovell and the surrounding areas might not get immediate attention.

Over the years, one learns quickly that although you may be frustrated with not having power, there is nothing you can do. Except maybe go visit a neighbor who has one of those generators humming!

P.S. One benefit of being on the road so early in the morning that we got back to Lovell at 5 am--just as Rosie's was opening and were her first patrons of the day!

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