Hopkins Academy

The Storm of October 30, 2011

In News on November 6, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Sydney Denault ’13

Many doubted the severity of the snowstorm that was going to hit New England on October 29, 2011. But once the snow began to fall faster and faster, people realized that this storm was serious. The snow was heavy, and as it piled up on top of trees not yet ready for winter, branches and even entire trees began to break and fall. Some fell on houses, cars, and power lines. Thousands lost power, and although Hadley is fortunate enough to have gained power back, many are still being left in the dark. Below are stories telling of how some students survived a few days without power. The Hawks Claw is eager to hear everyone’s story, so share your story in the comments!

Matt Waskiewicz ’12 

I read the Hobbit and did my calculus homework via head lamp!

Lauren Dymek ‘12

I didn’t get back until Thursday. The first night, I slept over Becky Smiths house, but she didn’t have power either. I didn’t want to be alone and she had more heat and didn’t want to be bored. Things got out of hand when the heat did not come back on or water, so I went to a friend’s dorm at UMass and took a shower. The power still didn’t come back,so I went house hopping. My mom was in Longmeadow working  in emergency control because the whole town didn’t have power. My fish almost died! I had to put them by the fire place. It was so miserable.

Taylor Witkos ’12

I didn’t have hot water so I had to shower at my ex-boyfriend’s house.

Michael Leveille ’12

I took cold showers.

Kelsey Yusko ’12

I was babysitting when it went out. The oldest was sleeping, and the younger one wasn’t even scared! We played candyland and shutes and latters with flashlights.  The little kid had to follow my finger finger because he couldn’t see.

Ms. Bernier

We were number 75 on the list for a generator in Greenfield, so I used my Droid to find hardware stores. We went all the way to Brattleboro to finally get a generator.

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