Updated 10/30/2012 05:29 PM
Webster Residents Clean Up After Storm Damage
It could have been much worse. That's the sentiment among many in the Rochester area following predictions that Hurricane Sandy could have hit us much, much harder. In Webster, there's still quite a bit of cleaning up to do.
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"The trees were rustling, it was dark. Ugly," said Kevin Robinson.
And by morning, it was over. But Sandy left her mark.
The house at the corner of Five Mile Line Road and Newberry Lane was okay. The camper wasn't. The scene was among the worst of the damage scattered across the town of Webster.
Elsewhere, the big issue was trees. Some leaning across power lines that were still live.
"It was scary. My friend's tree fell on their house so it was pretty terrifying," said Kelsey Chippero.
Kelsey, who didn't have school, made the best of it with mom Janet. They walked their neighborhood, taking pictures, taking it all in.
"It was really windy. I could hear the trees hitting my house," Kelsey said.
As of early afternoon, several roads remained closed and more than 7,000 Webster residents were still without power that went out the night before.
"Soon as I got in the house, soon as I opened the door, the lights flickered and the power was out," Robinson said.
"I haven't been able to watch TV because no power, but what I've been seeing on Twitter and online, it's been a little dicey," said Mike Schroeder.
While the damage in Webster is not widespread, there certainly is enough to keep people busy. Utilities say it might not be until the end of the day until everyone gets their power back.
With no school, and many people staying home from work, people gathered at places like Webster Park, and the Lake Ontario shoreline.
Though it was much calmer, the day after the storm; one which didn't quite live up to the hype.
At least not here.
"It's better to be prepared. Maybe a little overreaction but it's better to be on the safe side," said Schroeder. "Could have been worse."