Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Recap

Hurricane Sandy has come and gone.  In our house it ended up being more stressful than painful.  Our power flashed out once yesterday afternoon, but only for a second or two.  Other than that we were fine.  I took a drive around the block this morning to make sure we could at least get to the highway.  The roads had a lot of debris, but were otherwise fine.  There was one spot where a large bush had uprooted and was blocking one lane, but there were no trees, branches, or power lines down.

We were lucky.  The Methuen Police Department used Facebook to keep us up to date yesterday.  All road closures, downed trees and lines, and flood spots were immediately reported.  It was far and away the best news source available yesterday and I thank them most sincerely.

I said we were lucky. Last night I spent a couple of hours on twitter and listening to police scanners to follow what was happening in lower Manhattan and Brooklyn.  By the sound of it, things were unbelievably awful.  The subways and bridges and roads were all flooded out.  One description mentioned cars floating down the street.  My heart goes out to the people of New York.  Be safe, you Yankee loving pukes.

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