New Englanders Remember Hurricane Bob 25 Years Later | NECN

New Englanders Remember Hurricane Bob 25 Years Later

The storm left thousands in New England without power



    necn Meteorologist Chris Gloninger remembers Hurricane Bob 25 years later (Published Friday, Aug. 19, 2016)

    Twenty-five years ago Hurricane Bob hit New England bringing down trees and utility poles with its over 100 MPH wind gusts and leaving thousands without power.

    Many New Englanders remember where they were when the hurricane hit and the days following.

    For Alison Crowley Short, the hurricane fell just days after she gave birth to her first child.

    She posted on the necn Facebook page, "I had my first baby on August 16, came home two days later and the next day lost power for the next three days. Lovely."

    Others also experienced days without power as well as trees down all over.

    Donna Oliva-Greco was in South Yarmouth where gust were over 100 MPH.

    She said, "We survived in South Yarmouth with 8 trees on the roof and 8 days with out power. It was a nasty storm. But we made it!"

    Lisa Pezzullo Rayner had a similar memory, "lots of trees down. We were without power for 5 days, with two young children."

    Others had more fond memories of the storm, including Benjamin Austin who was 10-years-old at the time and recalled, "the local store had to give away all its ice cream. As a 10 year old I cleaned up on that."

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