We were hit with two major storms in late August and early September. Hurricane Irene brought 6.7″ of rain in a day and followed that with heavy winds. The result was that we lost over ten mature trees — fortunately not near the house or driveway, but they did block our trail in several locations. Unlike many of our neighbors, we did not lose electricity. Some were without power for several days.
A week and a half later, Tropical storm Lee gave us an unprecedented 15.7″ of rain in four and a half days. Again, we escaped relatively unscathed — just a little soggy. Lee was responsible for major flooding in the area — closing many roads at stream crossings and flooding many basements.
At Furnace Hills Bed and Breakfast, we are very fortunate to have escaped these storms with only minor inconvenience.

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