Hebron Consolidated School
The storm hit Pembroke. We had little damage done but a few things did happen. A couple of windows were broken, animals were jumpy, boats were banging together, but none were seriously damaged.
Bobby Bain had to move from his house, he had no heat. Bobby Cushing and his family huddled in the kitchen near a propane stove.
Dawn Bain’s horse was so jumpy, it got out of its stall and went through an unsafe part of the barn floor. Men from the community rushed to get it out. It is ok now and almost ready to ride again.
Port Maitland Consolidated School
The winds were so strong thousands of lobsters were washed up on the beach where BeaverRiver and Salmon River meet. We carried up many burlap bags of lobsters. We cooked lobsterswhile others waited to be cooked. We ate lobster sandwiches every day for a week.
Weymouth Consolidated School
At noon hour some people came up from town and said Weymouth was flooded. The wind was blowing quite hard but we went downtown just the same. As we ran down the wind was in our faces. We could taste the salt on our hands…We saw people wading up to their waists trying to reach their cars.
Digby Regional High School
From the tiny box in the wall a voice told all the students to leave the school to go home. At this point I left the protected environment of the school and went out into the dangerous world.
Loose debris was flying through the air; utility poles were down in a number of streets. I saw several men on a roof stopping shingles from flying off. I would have been more concerned about my life.
As I turned into our driveway I heard the fire siren. I looked. I could see sparks from a neighbouring chimney. Things were soon under control. Later I saw a hat fly past the window. I’m sure its owner never saw it again.
Jacqueline Journeay, Digby
Digby Regional High School:
By afternoon the storm became furious. Damage had begun. School had been dismissed. Some of the students from Digby Neck could not get home for the night due to roads being flooded and washed out. Later the bus trip home was like a tour through a disaster area.
Island Consolidated School, Freeport
I started off for school. As I was sitting in my seat working I saw the sawdust coming down by the buckets. It went in my hair and all over my clothes and seat too. The floor was covered. A rock went through a window in the next classroom.
We watched the big waves roll over the bridge. It swiped the rail off. The road around the cove was washed out. It destroyed our fish factory.
Sharon A. Stanton
Weymouth Consolidated High
In Weymouth… one big wave and everything was flooded. In New Edinburgh, waves were splashing over the top of trees 50-75 feet high. It washed out the bridge and a brand new boat broke loose. The boat drifted out to sea, the back end cutting into the waves and going straight out instead of going in toward town with the big waves. It was found four days after, all smashed up.
Many trees were blown over across the pavement, blocking traffic. Power lines were down; roads were washed out. In Weymouth North, boats were carried across the pavement. One went over on Roy Thurber’s lawn. It was his own boat. Mr. Thurber slept in his new boat during the storm. He did not want to lose it as did the man in New Edinburgh.
Yarmouth South Centennial School
I think the groundhog was just coming out when the storm struck, then went back to his beautiful dirty bed, after eating a cheeseburger. He probably slept for a number of weeks before he came back out.