Impact of Hurricane Irene

by Editor on August 30, 2011

Downed tree branches throughout cemetery grounds

Cleanup following Hurricane Irene

Groundskeepers cleanup after Irene

A week’s worth of clearing work for groundskeepers!

By the time Hurricane Irene reached us it was a tropical storm.  High speed winds and rain caused tree limbs and branches to drop and littered much of the grounds at Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery. Only two trees came down, but thankfully, did not do any damage.

We estimate it will take up to a week to clear all the debris, so be careful when driving through the cemetery and please avoid any roads that have not been cleared.

Although the cemetery never lost power its phone lines were down until late yesterday afternoon.   Most of  our staff, however, are without power at home and do not know when their power will be restored, which may take up to a week.  Many of you can probably relate, and we hope you are safe and sound.

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