Saturday, December 13, 2008

Got Ice? Got Electricity? Got Lucky!

In New Hampster yesterday we had rain, then it got so cold everything froze. This is the bush out front.

This might look pretty, but it is Very Very BAD! The tree branches get so heavy, they drag the tree right over. See...This happened all over the state yesterday. The trees fell over onto electrical wires, crashed into cars, and even went through the roof of a house. The toppled trees blocked roads making getting around very hard. Many schools were closed. Over one million houses and businesses lost power. Most of those had no heat. And the local grocery store was open, but had no milk, no meat and no "perishables." The local Mall closed for the day.

What's really bad is that many of the homes without electricity won't get it restored soon and it is supposed to be Really Really Cold the next couple of days.

Mom and I were very lucky. When we woke up yesterday we had power, and heat.

(you can click the pictures to biggify)

You might be able to see more pictures here.

18 comments:

Karen Jo said...

Ice storms are very dangerous. I am glad that you still have power and heat. I think its terrible that some people wont get power again for days and days. Thank you for the lovely Christmas card.

Parker said...

We said a little prayer for you yesterday. We're glad to hear that you are OK.

Evie/VampyVictor said...

Ohh that's so sad.. we never would have even guessed, we were about to say wow how pretty then hearing what happens..(even though we can see now it is common sense)...
We are very relieved that it is not you guys and puur for all those people without power ...
my goodneses :(

V-V

Team Tabby said...

Oh my goodness, Millie, those pictures are quite shocking! We are glad to hear you and mom are safe and warm. We hope those without power get it restored real soon.

We ended up with rain, lots of it...and wind. No ice, thank goodness.
Mindy, Moe, Bono

Kikky said...

I'm glad you & your mom have heat Millie. My friend doesn't and her two kitties are probably kinda frosty.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're so glad to know you are okay. We were concerned about you when we heard the news last night.

This is a bad time for folks to be without electricity, especially if they have no other source of heat.

Monty Q. Kat said...

I'm kinda glad I live in MD now...

Pixel said...

Yuck. we were lucky, it did not freeze here, But there was some street flooding. I am glad it did not effect your home. Hopefully it will warm up this week. I know this weekend is going to be cold so no melting.

PIxel ad Samba

Mickey said...

Yikes!!! That is a lot of icy trees!!! We are glad you are warm and safe :)We had a lot of wind and rain, but we did not lose power. We hope that storm is over!!
Purrs Mickey ,Georgia & Tillie

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

We are glad you are doing ok.
We thought about you when we saw the pictures in the paper this morning.

Lux said...

Omigoodness. I am so glad you & your mom have power and heat. Ice, *melt!

Poppy Q said...

Ladies, I hope you are safe and warm today. We have never seen a frozen tree before and although they look pretty, we did not know how dangerous they are. Sure looks like a good opportunity to snuggle on Sunday.

Fat Eric said...

BRRRRRRRRRR!!!! I am glad you are all right Millie.

Here we are just having lots of rain this weekend. Parts of the UK are flooded! (not here)

Max said...

Wow.I'm glad you're ok. That just FEELS cold just LOOKING at the pictures!

Beezer said...

Oh's, I'm so glad that you are OK!
Mine mombean was all worried about her sister and dadbean in Mass-a-chew-zits. They lost power fre a while, but are OK now. PPPfffeeewww!

I'm glad that I'm a Cataforina cat.

Angel said...

Millie, We have isc storms here in TExas some times. We know how dangerous it is. We are glad you ar ok. Try to keep warm! We got your lovely Christnas card,

Derby said...

Hope you continue to have power Millie. We don't want you to freeze!

Kaltsas Kats said...

This happened to us a couple winter agos. It was really cold and dangerous to walk or drive outside. I hope it gets better there for you guys and everyone keeps power.