The Northeastern US was hammered by a weather system that brought heavy rain and powerful winds – clocked at 70+ mph. 450,000 people in the Northeast lost power, 34 roads blocked by trees down in my town in CT with 60% losing their power, including my house. Its been three days without electricity and the sense of adventure has been lost.
When the power went out, a light bulb at my desk flashed and flew out of the socket not breaking, melting the metal base – the lamp was plugged into a strip plug along with my laptop. It looked like the mailbox caught fire. Crazy!
The power lines caught on fire in front of my house – Curbed covers the fire.
I can sympathize with you Jonathon – tree’s and wires down throughout Long Island. Lost power for more than 24 hours. That was the most powerful “non-hurricane” I have ever witnessed.