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Although we escaped any emotional stress during the storm and maintained our electricity, we were not completely unscathed , apparently the rain softened the ground so much that our oil tank turned over despite the feet being cemented into the ground. Sadly spilling 268 gallons of heating oil into our soil. As a result we are not only out all the money paid for our winter's heating oil, we also have to have the entire contaminated area dug up and fresh soil brought in to reduce the environmental damage by a certified environmental team. I am heartbroken to see our lovely earth dug up, hauled away and discarded. I hope the damage is just in the yard and did not make it into the woods. Although the trees cause me some fear in such heavy storms they really are what makes our property magical and I would hate to lose them. although it is late in the season I am planning on sprinkling some sunflower seeds in the area the new soil is being brought in, I have heard sunflowers are great soil cleaners, and to me such a symbol of summer's light, I do hope they grow and bring a little more light to our darkness.