I was able to see the damage for myself this morning. It isn’t pretty.
We did indeed lose a good part of the fire house.
And here are a few photos of damage to homes
That last photo is to the entrance to Wake Up Call Cafe, a popular coffee shop in town run by our friends Andrea and Josh. I didn’t see them this morning, but I can’t help but feel horrible for them.
Here is a photo of the parking area in front of the ADK Cafe. I did get to see the owner, our friend Fiona, and her spirits seem high. Luckily, most of the damage was to the outside of her establishment. Clean up has already begun for her and the fellows at Dartbrook Lodge/Rustic Goods.
Unfortunately, right across the river faired a bit worse. Cedar Run Bakery and Cafe took a lot of water inside their building… as you can see from yesterday’s photo.
And here you can see the condition of the road that runs along side of it.
I do have some good news to relay. While checking out the damage this morning I briefly talked to Brian Mann of North Country Public Radio. He mentioned that he drove through other parts of Essex County and that Keene was the worst of it. Hopefully this means the rest of the Adirondacks made it through this ok.
Now I am off to Lake Placid, with saw in hand, to try to spring the family from the vacation rental. I’m told the tree that is blocking the driveway is about a foot around. Given my skills with a saw, I should be able to get through that in… oh, 8 hours or so… give or take.