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Day after storm, rainbow shines on Orleans

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 June 2014 at 10:04 pm

Photo by Annalise Steier

CARLTON – A day after a severe thunderstorm took down trees, knocked out power and strewn debris over Orleans County, a radiant rainbow appeared this evening at sunset.

Annalise Steier, 11, of Carlton took the top picture from her front porch on Route 98 after 8:30 p.m.

Her dad, John Steier, shared it on Facebook with this message: “Proof God is not going to destroy Carlton.”

Power has been nearly restored to the county, but National Grid reports that 79 people remain without power in Waterport/Kent with it expected to be back on by 11:30 p.m. tonight.

Another 289 people are without electricity from the storm north of Route 104 near the Carlton/Yates town line.

They are expected to be restored by 11:59 tonight.