Meredith 🦋

1 year ago

Hello IG peeps 👋🏻 If you saw my stories last week, you’ll know why I’ve been MIA. Here are some stats on the macroburst that came to our small town for all of 5 minutes (or less) and left a such a devastating impression that I couldn’t bring myself to do something as light and self-serving as post photos or even browse others’
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(Stats for our town only):
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* 1 life lost ... a mother of 2 young boys (ill spare you the tragic details of this) 😔🙏🏻
* 30+ homes a total loss (don’t know how many were damaged)
* Winds: 110 mph (Hurricane Sandy’s strongest wind was 85 mph)
* 288 miles of power lines down (that’s twice the length of Connecticut !)
* 419 broken power poles
* 121 blown power transformers
* 628 trees downed (that are visible from the roads in our heavily wooded town)
* 61 roads blocked (by several trees each)
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Life moves forward. It won’t be normal for many for a long time and I’m sure thunderstorms and high winds will have an effect on us for a long time, but the worst is behind us and, as in every tragedy, humanity showed us its best side in the aftermath. People helping people ... it’s a beautiful thing.
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On my road alone, there were a dozen + tree/wire/pole gnarled obstacles that a group of neighbors with chainsaws and excavators cleared paths through, because we were trapped (some of these trees were old and massive and needed heavy equipment just to move the small, cut chunks). It was so inspiring to see my neighbors come together like that. I have a photo in my archived stories of the final tree being cut and about 50 or 60 neighbors watching in awe.
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The miracles of survival I’ve heard are truly heart stopping. This storm descended upon us during the most highly trafficked time of day. Trees dropped in front of and behind and next to so many drivers, while their lives were spared.
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Make every moment count, people.
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|| This photo is from my beloved Switzerland 🇨🇭 Seeing it brings me peace. ||
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#withmytamron #wherelumixgoes

Hello IG peeps 👋🏻 If you saw my stories last week, you’ll know why I’ve been MIA. Here are some stats on the macroburst that came to our small town for all of 5 minutes (or less) and left a such a devastating impression that I couldn’t bring myself to do something as light and self-serving as post photos or even browse others’ . (Stats for our town only): . * 1 life lost ... a mother of 2 young boys (ill spare you the tragic details of this) 😔🙏🏻 * 30+ homes a total loss (don’t know how many were damaged) * Winds: 110 mph (Hurricane Sandy’s strongest wind was 85 mph) * 288 miles of power lines down (that’s twice the length of Connecticut !) * 419 broken power poles * 121 blown power transformers * 628 trees downed (that are visible from the roads in our heavily wooded town) * 61 roads blocked (by several trees each) . Life moves forward. It won’t be normal for many for a long time and I’m sure thunderstorms and high winds will have an effect on us for a long time, but the worst is behind us and, as in every tragedy, humanity showed us its best side in the aftermath. People helping people ... it’s a beautiful thing. . On my road alone, there were a dozen + tree/wire/pole gnarled obstacles that a group of neighbors with chainsaws and excavators cleared paths through, because we were trapped (some of these trees were old and massive and needed heavy equipment just to move the small, cut chunks). It was so inspiring to see my neighbors come together like that. I have a photo in my archived stories of the final tree being cut and about 50 or 60 neighbors watching in awe. . The miracles of survival I’ve heard are truly heart stopping. This storm descended upon us during the most highly trafficked time of day. Trees dropped in front of and behind and next to so many drivers, while their lives were spared. . Make every moment count, people. . || This photo is from my beloved Switzerland 🇨🇭 Seeing it brings me peace. || . #withmytamron #wherelumixgoes

65 Comments

callmikep

callmikep

Wow, Meredith...I missed all your MIA posts/news of this event while I was away - such devastation to deal with... Glad you and your family are safe ❤️

1 year ago

tasscha.lico

tasscha.lico

OMG my Dear ... sending You love ❤️

1 year ago

thepaulgarrett

thepaulgarrett

Great shot, Meredith! And thanks for the storm update. So many miracles saved many people. Have a beautiful weekend ❤️

1 year ago

seamus2021

seamus2021

Goodness 🤗

1 year ago

dodovo

dodovo

God is good even in the worst of times. 💚🙏🏻

1 year ago

lovinpurple

lovinpurple

🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

1 year ago

lizzie.bear

lizzie.bear

Oh my gosh this is incredible! I’m so sorry to hear this. Hope things return to “normal” ASAP. So sad about the mom 😔

1 year ago

anakincr2

anakincr2

I’m happy most of all that you’re alive. I can see why this photo brings you peace as well. Strong symbolism sticks out to me, especially with nature showing its heart to whom will pay attention. You happened to be one and the message is “There is hope.” 💛

1 year ago

holaka181

holaka181

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

1 year ago

iheart_alfresco_photos

iheart_alfresco_photos

Just reading this and getting acquainted with your page. Mostly left speechless from this, but Powerful is the word that kept coming to mind with this story. I realized it Applies to the storm, the devastation, your words, this image, the message of hope and love, of God’s power to rescue and restore... Thank you for sharing.💕

1 year ago

holaka181

holaka181

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

1 year ago

rachelnyssen

rachelnyssen

Just wow. What an account. Saw your stories, so glad to hear so many were safe. 🙏

1 year ago

michaeldockhamphoto

michaeldockhamphoto

What a horrific storm. Tough to comprehend it arrived so quickly and so devastating. A beautiful image to accommodate the tragedy.

1 year ago

egmnunln

egmnunln

Love this wonderful view dear 😊

1 year ago

whiskyfordinner

whiskyfordinner

This story is just incredible. I’m so glad you’re okay, M.

1 year ago

berit_kristiansen88

1 year ago

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