Was Sandy as Bad as Snowtober?

Hurricane Sandy has dominated this week's news. But how did it compare to last year's storm: worse or not quite as bad?

As we come out on the other side of Hurricane Sandy's rain- and wind-lashing of New England yesterday, many of us are still enduring power outages. And in some cases, downed trees and wires.

The storm came a year after the so-called 'Snowtober' storm left many Massachusetts communities without power. So which storm do you think was worse – Sandy or Snowtober?

Share your thoughts in the comment box below!

Keith B. Gross October 30, 2012 at 03:11 PM
In the Silver Hill Neighborhood, this storm was worse. More trees down and more power lines down from uprooted trees.
Marian October 30, 2012 at 03:20 PM
Not for me! Last October was far worse. We had no power for 5 days. And it was cold!
Margaret Carroll-Bergman October 30, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Power out in the badlands of White Ave. for 13 hours. Neighbors on Stone Root Road never lost power!
Last year was worse; snow and cold made things much more difficult.
Ace October 30, 2012 at 04:37 PM
Last year's was much worse for us. I don't think we got as much warning that their might be power problems and it was very cold. This time, we escaped with only minor flickering of lights. Of course, had the neighbor's tree fallen in the other direction, I might be checking into the Marriott again.
Krish October 30, 2012 at 05:38 PM
we cant say, until we get the power back in North Sudbury- lost around 3:20PM Monday. We were in Westborough during Irene and the blackout was about 30 hours.
Nikki October 30, 2012 at 05:56 PM
I lost power this time and not last so I would say so!
MaryAnn Young October 30, 2012 at 06:45 PM
Snowtober was so much worse! We had deep snow, electric, no heat(freezing cold out) and a birthday sleep over with 8 boys. With Sandy we were the lucky ones with electricity the whole time and it was very warm out.
MaryAnn Young October 30, 2012 at 06:46 PM
*oops meant No electric in snowtober
Adam October 30, 2012 at 06:47 PM
Last year was definitely worse for me. Without power to pump hot water, I suffered through a few cold nights and cold showers. Nothing of the sort this time. Power remained on, the only casualty was Comcast internet.
Jason Wichern October 31, 2012 at 01:59 AM
While this year was worse for me personally, overall the snowstorm was worse. Snow stinks. Power outages when its in the 60's isnt so bad.
Deb October 31, 2012 at 09:11 PM
We lost branches and power last time. This time we lost 12 trees but kept power. However, I think that Snowtober was a useful exercise for the utilities and for first responders, and that's why things are not as bad as they might have been this time. Please keep a prayer in your heart for all the people in NY and NJ who will be answering a resounding yes to this question. Remember those who jumped out of helicopters to rescue those sailors, those who carried babies down 15 flights of stairs while ventilating them, those who are still working hard, those who are stranded by sewage-laced flood waters, and thank your lucky stars; it is a relatively minor inconvenience to be without power for a day or two.


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