Sunlight & Rays of Hope After the Storm

August 30th, 2011 § 2 comments

The Light of Hope: Sunset After the Storm

Just a quick note to let all of you know that I am OK and working to clean up in the wake of Irene.  Flooding from more than 8″ of rain has devastated my community, much of Vermont, New England and many other areas along the east coast of North America. Currently, the bridge leading to my home, most local roads and power are all out. But I am fortunate: I have plenty of food and water, as well as a tiny generator and fuel to power batteries, cell phone and satellite. My neighbors are not so lucky. Many have lost homes, crops and businesses. It will be a long time before things go back to normal here.

Many thanks to all who have sent kind words of support and care via email, or on this site’s Facebook and Twitter pages. I am very grateful for all of your sweet messages. It means so much to know that you care!

Aerial View of Flooding Over the Connecticut River Valley. Image ⓒ W. Bonnette

I will be OK, but my fellow Vermonters –as well as many in Western Massachusetts, upstate New York, New Hampshire and elsewhere along the east coast– are in serious need of help. Vermont has been hit particularly hard by flooding: bridges, roads, powerlines, houses and entire towns have been destroyed. If you are able, and looking for a way to pitch in, Vermont Life posted this link to a listing of relief funds (click here) which I feel confident sharing with you. The coming weeks and months will be challenging for all affected by the aftermath of these historic floods. We thank you for your support!

xo Michaela

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§ 2 Responses to Sunlight & Rays of Hope After the Storm"

  • Victoria says:

    I am RELIEVED to hear you are faring as well as you are. We were lucky in NYC, and even our little community in upstate New York came through relatively unscathed, certainly compared to what our friends in Vermont – Jacksonville and Londonderry and, of course, you – are going through.

    Hang in there.


  • Laurrie says:

    I am glad to finally hear you are okay, as the devastation and tragedy I am seeing in Vermont is frightening. I am okay here in north central Connecticut as well; the storm hit us hard too.

    Growing up in New England, Vermont has always been a familiar place for me, much loved and often visited. I know its towns and valleys and mountains well. I am just heartsick to see the places I know so altered, and the lives of so many Vermonters so tragically impacted. Thanks for the relief fund link.

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