Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy aka ‘Frankenstorm’

As a kid, I remember once watching a documentary that outlined two potentially devastating hurricane scenarios for the U.S. One was a hurricane barreling down upon New Orleans, and the other was a storm tracking up the East Coast and into New York City. I can hardly believe that in my short lifetime, I’ve already lived to see both of these instances play out with varying degrees of damaging effects.

Here in the DC area, Sandy rolled into town yesterday, bringing rain, wind and flickering lights, but fortunately nothing more serious, at least in our neighborhood and those immediately surrounding. I know that for millions elsewhere, however, things took a turn for the much worse, with devastation including widespread flooding, property damage, power outages, blizzards and even the loss of life.

Image Source: NOAA
So, even though the worst may now be over here in our neck of the woods, my heart and thoughts go out to those who are still dealing with the disastrous effects of this storm, as its impacts will no doubt be ongoing throughout the coming weeks and months. To all my friends on the East Coast, I hope you will continue to stay safe, and to my friends elsewhere, thank you for checking in with us throughout the past several days. Peace and love to you, now and always! 

10 comments:

  1. I'm glad to hear it wasn't too awful in your area. We've had some wind and rain, but nothing too bad. My heart goes out to everyone up north!

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  2. Same for us here, strong wind and flickering lights was the worst of it, my thoughts are with all those on the East Coast <3

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  3. I couldn't believe the images I woke up to this morning! I am glad your are ok!!

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  4. I'm glad to hear you are okay! How scary! I can't even imagine what this would be like!!

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  5. Glad to hear that you are safe. I am certainly keeping those affected in my thoughts.

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  6. So glad to hear that you're safe! My heart goes out to everyone in the East Coast!
    ♥ laura
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  7. I am so happy you guys didn't get much out of the storm, I guess now you have an idea of what involves to have hurricanes around, even if you don't get hit the stress of the whole situation is exhausting and if you are lucky you don't have to recover... As I write this, my heart is with all those affected right now, hoping they get back on their feet soon!!!

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  8. I'm so glad you are safe; this was a terrible storm and it had me constantly thinking of all my East Coasties. Stay warm!

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  9. I'm glad you're okay. We lucked out and didn't even lose power. It's so scary seeing what happened up in NJ and NY though.

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