Sisters of St. Joseph of CarondeletNovember 27, 2021

The December Ice Storm at the Provincial House

On Friday, December 12, 2008, the Albany area’s worst ice storm since 1987 left thousands without electrical power, water and heat for nearly a week. St. Joseph’s Provincial House operated on its generator for nearly four days and was able to provide shelter to several family members, employees and friends who were left without heat in the frigid weather. The sisters were preparing to welcome 50 elderly residents of Our Lady of Hope Nursing Facility when the Home’s power was restored.

The Provincial House suffered the loss of hundreds of trees and several car windshields, but the damage was minimal compared to that of so many of our neighbors. We were blessed to be able to provide a warm shelter, a hot shower and fresh food to the “dear neighbor.”

The slide show below depicts both the awesome beauty and the haunting destruction of the ice storm at the Provincial House.

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet • 385 Watervliet-Shaker Road • Latham, NY 12110-4799
Main Provincal House Number (518) 783-3500 • Fax (518) 783-5209

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