Storm and Power Outages


Allyson Casey, Staff Writer

Imagine it’s the middle of the night and you are awakened by the sound of the wind howling and the rain hitting your windows. All around you it sounds as if the wind could rip the roof right off your house. You stumble out of your bedroom into the hallway to turn on the lights to discover that you have no power.

For many, on Sunday October 29th,  that was reality. It had been raining all day. During the night was when the worst of the rain and wind had started. When Granite staters woke up on Monday morning, many were without power. At one point, there were more than 500,000 people without power.

The power outage was due to the strong winds that had come with the strong Noreaster. Many trees were knocked down due to the strong winds and the flooding. For some, this meant that their power would be out for days. Many of the people who had lost power were without it for up to five days. One of those people who lost power was Erina.

Erina said that she had lost power on Sunday during the height of the storm. Erina is from Londonderry which was one of the towns that got hit the hardest with power outages. She said she was without power for four days. She said she was on generator for those days that she didn’t have power and she said that it was weird since they could only power half of their house up. Erina said it was also weird since she would go to work where there was power back to her house that didn’t have power.

When the power came back almost five days later, she said that she was glad. “It was a pretty nice experience not having power, actually. I got to spend time with my family and not have the distractions of phone be in the way”.