We just got over Irene‘s wrath and now we’re dealing with the cleanup from a devastating October snowstorm. Millions lost power, dozens died and Halloween was postponed in many areas. After being without power for the second time in about two months, I can only hope that you and yours are happy, that you are now plugged in, and that you are finally safe and warm. Some call this “Snowtober.” What’s next?
USDA CONSUMER ALERT: Keeping Food Safe During An Emergency
Here are some handy tips from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help minimize the potential for food borne illnesses in the event of a power outage or other weather-related problem. Thanks to a retweet from a no longer active Twitter account of @USDAFoodSafety‘s original tweet.
Snow Storm October 29-30 [VID]
Here’s an interesting time lapse video that shows the effect of the storm from someone’s backyard in Connecticut. This video was submitted to and published on The Weather Channel’s Weather.com. The amazing part of it is how it shows the extent trees bent from the weight of the ice and snow. No wonder so many power lines were down. Thanks to @cnp55 (Connie Packard of Fairfield, CT).
Video of the Week
Here’s a walking and driving tour of parts of New Jersey after the storm, for those of you in warmer climes who don’t have any idea of what we (and millions of other folks throughout the Northeast) had to endure.
Did you experience “Snowtober?” Did you enjoy this week’s features? Which were your favorites? Leave a comment and share your storm experiences, your favorite tea, a cocktail or madeleine recipe, or even your favorite joke. No over-sharing here. (But if you somehow cross that line, we’ll let you know.)