Tuesday, August 30, 2011

8/30/11: Recovery Wednesday Morning

The Cavendish Connects website now includes much of what was included on this blog as well as a calendar of Cavendish events. The new blog, “The Dish,” includes the Cavendish Update as well as on-going information.

Information can also be posted on the Cavendish VT Facebook Page

The National Guard rolled into Cavendish Tuesday evening, to cheers and tears. They are now housed at the Cavendish Elementary School. We will be doing breakfast and lunch for them, as well as serving three meals to the community as long as it is needed. Meal schedule is as follows: breakfast 7 am; lunch at noon; and dinner 5:30. Snacks and water are available at other times. The Chester American Legion will provide tomorrow’s dinner.

Power is slowly returning, as is town water. There is a “boil water” notice for the town water, so please observe this by boiling water for drinking or cooking. This will remain in effect until further notice.

Showering is available for those who need it at the Ludlow Community Center.

The town manager has requested that people refrain from going down to the Williams Store bridge area and the “canyon” that has formed on 131 near Bob Glidden and Dan Churchill’s property. These are extremely unstable areas and the ground can give way underneath you. We don’t want any fatalities.

Day care will be available at Stepping Stones Pre School from 9-5 for children ages 3-10. Snack and lunch will be provided. The cost is $15 and is available on a first come first serve basis. FMI 802-681-3461

The start of school has been delayed for GMUHS and CTES until next Tuesday.

While people are just doing amazing and thoughtful things in response to this situation, it isn’t easy. Many people are reporting feeling overwhelmed, crying and just very unsure of what they doing or the strong emotions they are feeling. This is a very normal response to a very abnormal situation. Food, water and people to chat with are at the school. Take a break from trying to do massive clean up and making a meal. We will be working on resources to help those who may not have flood insurance or other resources. Sometimes it’s the simple things of a nap, eating something or going to the bathroom that can make you feel better. Hang in there. We will make it through this.

There was even time today for a discussion among those in the Cavendish Chronicles play. Come Saturday night and be prepared to laugh. Even if you’ve already seen it, there will be some new and funny twists with this revised version. Curtain is at 7 pm.

1 comment:

Nancy McMillan said...

Margo and all of Cavendish, we are following any bit of news we can get on your status. How can we help?
Our love and support goes to everyone in a town that is close to our hearts.
Nancy Rankin McMillan
Westport, CT