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Category Archives: Weather
Westporters were stunned a few minutes ago, when they looked up and saw this:
Apparently, it is something called “the sun.”
Not to worry. A few minutes later, the sky was back to normal.
… and it will continue. A severe thunderstorm watch — with possible winds up to 70 mph, and maybe even a tornado — is in effect until 11 p.m.
Meanwhile, this was the scene as the first storm rolled in, just an hour ago.
In March, “06880” told the heart-pounding tale of Victoria Gouletas.
The real estate attorney and Zoning Board of Appeals member was crushed by a large tree branch, during a howling nor’easter. It hit her head and back, fracturing several bones in her neck, scapula and sternum.
The tree limb also broke her back, paralyzing her from the chest down. She was told she will never walk again.
Help poured in for Victoria, her husband Troy Burk and their 3 young children. Westporters brought food, drove the kids, helped around the house and yard — and donated over $190,000 through a GoFundMe account.
Doctors assured Victoria that with intense physical therapy she can regain her daily independence, care for herself and her family, drive her children to school and return to work full time.
This week, she returned home for a brief visit. But another surgery — and more rehab — await. The road ahead remains long and difficult.
Her spirit is strong. She and her family have been moved by the many friends — and strangers — who have contributed time and money to help.
Her husband will take another month off work to care for her and the kids. Meanwhile, the bills continue to mount.
Her friends hope Westporters will not forget Victoria.
We won’t. In fact, we’ll continue to be inspired by her.
(Click here to contribute through Victoria’s GoFundMe page.)
Yes, it really is April 2.
The Longshore golf course was supposed to open today.
Not gonna happen.
Meanwhile, elsewhere in Westport, this was the scene the day after April Fool’s Day: