Well, that was anticlimactic. Astoundingly, the power never failed here, although neighboring towns weren’t so fortunate. As a result the pump stayed on, and despite a constant stream of groundwater flowing in, we didn’t have any significant build-up of water in the basement.
Right now it’s overcast, but it’s not even raining anymore. Looking outside, you can tell something happened, but it might as well have been late-season thunderstorm–there are a few small deadwood branches on the ground, and quite a lot of leaves. But no major limbs, let alone downed trees.
So, all in all, here in south-eastern PA it was not the mother of all storms that was predicted locally; Isabel did a lot more damage. I’m not complaining.
Now I just need to figure out what to do with a 100lbs of ice in late October.