Trying Times in RI - Day 2 after Hurricane Irene. Although I don’t live in the ‘boonies’ in Rhode Island, North Kingstown and surrounding coastal RI towns were hard hit by the amount of trees toppling power lines everywhere. Yes, to get to take a shower at my son’s home took almost 55 minutes to drive there (should have taken me 25) since I had to back track on so many roads that are closed off due to trees still across the road….needless to say it is frustrating. There are still 14 state RI roads closed due to utility lines and trees across the highways.
Real estate has basically stopped in its tracks here! I had an offer coming in from an out of state buyer this weekend and he has reconsidered. Oh boy, I do think it is a case of cold feet. I am still trying to get short sale documents to my negotiator so work does not stop with me! We are very fortunate that this has been the first storm in 20 years.
What we all as Rhode Islanders have forgotten is how to be self-reliant. We depend upon everyone else but ourselves. Generators in my neighborhood are humming loudly and those neighbors were smart. Maybe it is time to rethink who takes care of you? I would say so. Do not depend upon your government (didn’t we learn that from Hurricane Katerina!).
Time to throw all food out of your refrigerator!! Hear me, hear me…no exception without a generator. We have gone past the 48 hours for most homes for the freezer to keep things at a needed temperature. Refrigerator portion should have been thrown out yesterday (Monday)! Boiled water in many areas needs to be noted: Hopkinton, Burrillville, Warwick, Tiverton water districts are the ones I have heard. Also, if you have a well and received a fair amount of rain, you MUST boil your water too (get your well water tested this week for bacteria levels to be safe).
Thank goodness for Dunkin’ Donuts’ wifi where I was able to sit in my car to at least get a blog post out haphazardly today and yesterday…and delicious coffee to boot. The electric workers from all over the country are doing a great job but there is so much to do. I am actually at the END of a power grid and do not expect power back until after Monday. We can only be appreciative of the National Grid effort to get people back with power after this Hurricane. The wires and the trees are monumental…they are working 24/7- when you go by them, yell Thank You to them!! We dodged the bullet by having just wind damage and not flooding here this time. Be grateful, smile and know you will get through it…can’t wait until next Monday! Trying Times in RI - Day 2 after Hurricane Irene.
Ginny Lacey Gorman is a North Kingstown Realtor who works and knows the RI geographic area of homes for sale, schools, happenings, important tidbits of information and businesses well. Also, as North Kingstown short sale agents, she and her team helps clients navigate successfully the rough short sale waters throughout RI. Waterfront, water view, ocean front, luxury and coastal RI homes are her specialty, so call Ginny for your buying and selling home needs. When you are in need of an internet savvy RI realtor® who sells homes in this real estate market, call Ginny today at 401.529.7849.
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