Sunday, July 29, 2012
Power outages continued right through Sunday July 29, 2012 for residents of the Town of Elmira, NY.
The gray circle was completely under water in about a minute or two. My Malibu sat in the black circle as the storm howled around me. The house on the corner (with the maroon car) still has a backyard full of its neighbor's tree, uprooted near their wall.
My husband rode out the epicenter of the storm in County Offices in DownTown Elmira, NY. Like me, he watched as hail battered the windows. I watched the trees around me go crazy in the winds, dropping limbs all around me. County Employees went to the basement of their buildings.
Eventually, I drove up onto the sidewalk and around the huge puddle to Guinnip and First. The wind and rain and hail were so heavy that I could not see that two trees crossed the street ahead of me. I turned down Guinnip and wove my way around all the traffic that was detouring from a flooded Church and Hoffman Streets intersection. Our friend Bill at Westside Wine and Liquors tells me water ran all the way up the sidewalks and nearly covered the stoop of his store.
Some residents wont have power until Tuesday.