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Sandy's Aftermath:

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sandy's Aftermath:

Sandy not only washed up the sandy beaches of our coastline, it's caused major devastation across the northeast.  My hubby snapped these pics, and this is not even close to the worse of the damage left by this storm.

Storm surge led to flooded streets in our hood.  This is the closest he got.
We live near the water, but far enough to not have to deal with flooding from storm surge.

There were a lot of power lines down

Plenty of down trees 

This fallen tree shut down the entire road
We were left with no power, no heat, no hot water, and no phone or internet service for almost a week.  Thankfully, we were able to stay at my mom's house because there was no way I could keep my two-year-old in a freezer much longer.
No electricity, so Princess turned her socks into gloves to keep her hands warm.
I'm so happy we fulfilled our checklist before the storm hit, otherwise we would have been screwed.

Here's my Sandy preparation checklist:
-Full tank of gas
-non perishable food
-laundry (in case the power goes out. We need clean clothes lol)
-Flashlight with batteries (I'm scared of using candles with the little one around)
- car phone charger 
-a freezer full of ice (if the power goes out, the food will last longer)
-Water 
-Garbage containers in the garage (don't want the winds to blow them a

way)
-First aid kit
-Go bag (in case I can't make it back home from work)
-CASH


Despite crossing off everything on this list, we still came up short in the gas department. We finally got everything back. But, now I only have enough fuel for one day of work. We drove around and saw a bunch of parked cars. A closer look revealed that drivers were on line waiting to re-up. Lines like this stretched for blocks. Some places only allowed you to fill up 20 bucks worth, which doesn't benefit us because we already have that much left in our tank.  Waiting long hours to get back what we already have didn't make much sense.



Some people ran out of gas while waiting on line. Others tried to avoid being assed out by leaving their cars behind and fueling up containers instead.






I'm hoping that this gas problem will get better soon.  If not, I gotta figure out how I'm gonna make it to work this week.

Despite all this, I thank God that we had some place to go and come back to. Some people aren't so lucky.

Weather Anchor Mama









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At November 5, 2012 at 8:44 AM , Blogger Quiana said...

Glad to hear you guys are ok! We're still in MD with my parents and doesn't look like power's coming on in our part of Jersey City any time soon.

 

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