Heartbreaking Photos Show The Absolute Destruction of This Flooded Maine Hannaford
In the aftermath of any major weather event, the devastation that is left behind can oftentimes be unfathomable. For one Gardiner, Maine grocery store, that is exactly what happened.
As the Kennebec River breached her banks on Monday night, the ice-cold an angry water flowed into towns, buildings and streets all across Central Maine. Some of the worst damage we have seen thus far, however, is coming from the longtime Gardiner Hannaford.
The Gardiner Hannaford, previously Shop N' Save, and Cottles before that, is no stranger to flooded aisles. Some of, who are old enough to remember, will recall when crews were literally canoeing through the store following the flood of 1987. Earlier this week, we saw two Maine men canoeing in fishing in the same parking lot.
Today, from a heartbroken member of our community, we received photos of absolute devastation from inside the store.
The scenes from inside Hannaford show just how dramatically high the Kennebec River rose this week. With the aisles still partially flooded, food and other products can be seen scattered all around the building.
The person who submitted these photos, who wishes to remain anonymous, said that they have no idea how long the store will be closed while they clean up and repair the building, but that they thought it would be 'indefinite'.
We're Mainers, and we're resilient, but to see one of our most beloved and longtime grocery stores who is a pillar of our local communities suffering such devastation... well... frankly, it just sucks.