With the year anniversary of the great October snowstorm approaching, we asked people to share their memories and pictures of that ordeal.
I lived in Elm Corners in Windsor Locks. It was about 5:30 p.m. on the 29th when we lost power.
We had just finished cooking dinner. Meatloaf and baked potatoes. It stayed warm for a while, but by midnight it was 54 degrees in the house.
We got our son from his bed and brought him to ours so we can all keep warm. My parents brought me their extra kerosene heater on Sunday, so we had heat. We were able to cook because we had natural gas.
Monday, I borrowed a generator from work and hooked up my furnace to it. I let a neighbor use my kerosene heater. Our place was small, but I found room to have people come and stay with us.
Friends came for hot showers and hot meals. My wife and I also volunteered at the high school to hand out MREs. My four-year-old also came with us to help out as well. He helped make an elderly woman’s bed at the shelter.
Save Windsor Locks and WTIC became the community links. Sitting in dark, lit by candles or flashlights . . . a connection. Thanks to you again, all.
Jennifer Sweet of Windsor Locks
The tree just missed the house but pulled off all of the electrical and cable wiring. No power for 9 days, no cable/internet for almost 2 weeks.
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