For those who are still without power, I hope you get it back very soon.
The museum survived the tropical storm Irene with some damage, but overall, we were very lucky.
A tree came down on the snack bar coach, but did not appear to do much of any damage to the coach.
We had a tree come down near woods barn which broke the high-line which supplies power to transformers along the line to power the signal system. A few cross arms were damaged as part of this tree coming down also.
In addition the roof on the shop suffered minor damage to a cap piece, and a few panals on Woods barn were pealed off as part of the storm.
Overall, we appeared to have weathered this major storm in fairly good shape.
At the present time, work is progressing to insure that the line is safe to turn the 600 volts back on for power to the line, and to do work to get the signal system back up and running. Once it is safe, we will open for business.
My heart goes out to our sister museum in branford that suffered the brunt of the storm. I wish them the best of luck. It sounds like they will be back up and running for the labor day weekend.