It's not nice to fool blame Mother Nature
Last week, a rare, late October snowstorm blanketed much of the northeast. Connecticut was among the hardest hit states. At the peak, over 800,000 Connecticut customers were without power. Many Westporters (myself included) dodged the bullet, as the town suffered a relatively small, 22% outage, far less than most of the surrounding communites. Those who lost power, however, were without it for most of the week and earlier today, there were still over 100 Westport homes where power had not yet been restored. The storm wreaked havoc, affecting public transportation, causing school closings, and messing up sports scheduling. But, my beef was with Mother Nature disrupting Halloween and I decided to write a post about it.
I had just gotten past the part where I accused Mother Nature of acting like the grinch witch that stole
Halloween, when the lights went out!
I couldn't believe it, no visible trees or lines down, but a visit with my neighbors confirmed that my street was, indeed, without power.
It's not nice to fool blame Mother Nature!
Needless to say, my unfinished post disappeared, along with the lights. The current power outage map now shows 266 Westport customers without power. According to a power company recording, our power won't be restored until Sunday, at 11 P.M. I'm hoping that's a canned message that people have been hearing, all week and by some miracle, my lights will reappear, shortly. In the meantime, with the generator noise rumbling in my ear, I'll try to finish this Halloween tale.
Westport - November Trick-or-Treat
The storm dumped a heavy, wet snow which weighed down tree branches that had not yet shed their leaves. The result was lots of large tree limbs and wires down, throughout town. Although most Westport residents still had power, for safety sake, town officials joined with the towns of Weston, Wilton and Norwalk in urging Halloween revelers to postpone their trick-or-treating until Saturday.
In an effort to make up for the disappointment of postponing Halloween, Westport first responders have invited Westport trick-or-treaters, in costume, to stop by the Westport Police department (50 Jesup Road) between 4 and 6 P.M, Saturday. Members of the Police Department, Fire Department, Emergency Medical Service and Police Athletic League will hand out Halloween treats. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.
Trick-or-Treating at the Police Station - Now that's what I call a Scary Halloween!
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