Wednesday, October 31, 2012

On The Backside of Hurricane Sandy

 
 
Hurricane Sandy is over, and it's nice to finally be on the backside of that terrible storm.  We are safe and our house is safe.  Miraculously, all of our trees stayed strong.  Some of our neighbors weren't as lucky and are dealing with more serious storm damage.  But all in all, I think we dodged a bullet.  We were prepared for this storm (especially after dealing with the emotional roller coaster of Irene last year).  I stocked up on water, flashlights, and non-perishable food.  Over the summer, Dave installed a sump pump and rerouted our gutters.  As a result, we never had a drop of water in the basement (yay!).  Our power went out on Monday and thankfully came back on last night.  We are so grateful for power! 
 
 
from CBS3 here in Philadelphia
 
On Monday night, the eye of the storm passed over southen New Jersey and then over Philadelphia.  The screen shot above was posted on CBS Philly's facebook page.  Pretty crazy, isn't it? 
 
 
 
Instagram shot of a neighbors uprooted tree...  this is sadly, one of many around here.


Last night, the brigade of clean up trucks coming into town.  There must have been 6 or 7 in this line up, one after another.

 



If you live on the East Coast, I hope that you made it through with minimal damage (and that your power was quickly restored!).  My heart goes out to the residents of New Jersey and New York who suffered such tremendous loss.  Please donate to The Red Cross to help those who need assistance.  You can donate HERE.



 
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6 comments:

Rachel said...

We are still out of power in West Hartford, CT. Glad (and jealous!) that you are on the grid. We lost power for 11 days last year so hopefully this won't be a repeat.

Myra said...

Years back we suffered a disabling ice storm here in the mid-South. I remember well the lines of trucks bringing relief to our town. They really were a blessing.

Kelly Galvin Robson said...

Oh no, Rachel! I hope that your power is restored swiftly!! Glad you are safe after the storm.

Myra, they are such a blessing! Glad they came and got things up and running so quickly. :)

xoxo
Kelly

Susan said...

Glad you're ok-we had a huge tree come down but luckily no structural damage.

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Glad you fared okay during the storm. Sorry to hear about your neighbor and that you had to go any time without power.

Here in DC, we were very lucky, with these storms one never knows what will happen.

Liz

My Crafty Home Life said...

We just got our power back last night. 10 and a half days. Thousands are still in the dark and cold.

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