Sandy: An Update
Hi family and friends. Here’s a quick update from us:
We’ve had no power, very spotty cell service and no internet for 36+ hours. Ant and I left our house today and headed 90 miles to my sister’s house in Northern New Jersey. Jess has power and television–we spent our first half hour here watching the news and footage of the devastation that is in our town and the neighboring areas.
The night of the hurricane was really frightening –we stayed huddled in a hallway nook away from doors and windows. Thankfully, we didn’t suffer major damage, just lost branches and a huge limb in our yard. A neighbor had a massive pine come crashing down across their driveway and damage was apparent up and down the streets in our neighborhood.
My family is safe and my parents are also at my sister’s house (they have no power in Central Jersey). We have a family friend on the inlet on Long Beach Island who suffered massive damage to her home, but she’s safe. We’ll get our yard cleaned up next week and know that the utility companies are working hard to get us back up and running.
On the ride up to my sister’s, we saw a convoy of utility trucks heading into Point Pleasant from Detroit, Michigan. There are major fuel shortages because the power outages are so widespread. There is only one station open near our house–exit 100 on the Garden State Parkway–but the line was more than a mile long.
I hope everyone else is okay and I’ll post again when I can.