So I’ve been tracking Hurricane Sandy since Saturday so I could enable the contingency plan for the staff at my job. Based on the size and movement of this system, if nothing changes, we North Easterners have a doozy on our hands! Being from the Tropics, this is “normal” for me since we prepare every year for hurricanes and tropical storms between April 1 – October 31st. My fear is not of the system itself, it’s for the foolish “storm chasers” who go outside to capture extraordinary video and picture footage then get hurt. It’s for the people who are told to evacuate, but they ignore directives for whatever reasons. It’s for the homeless and people who don’t have anywhere to go to wait these types of systems out and it’s for the people who don’t prepare because they don’t believe something’s gonna happen. Property can be replaced but life … it can’t!
My “at home” hurricane center is ready. I prepared for Irene, I’ve prepared many times when I didn’t live in the US, so I’m ready. I’m home today and will possibly be home tomorrow, so … while I wait and I while I still have power … does this mean I get to play with yarn? You betcha tuckus it does. 😀 I think I’m going to use the time to start my Christmas spa packages.
Hope you all in the path of the storm are prepared. Be safe, and be well.
Here’s my first amateur video I shot with my camera a few minutes ago of current conditions in Brick City, Brooklyn. The trees are bowing and the system is not even here yet. That muffled sound is the howling wind!
Catch you all later!
We received it here in Maryland too. One of my co-workers sump pump gave out, and a tree fell on her husbands car. Thankfully that seems to be the worst of it… not sure, since I our office opened today. Not everyone was there today.
Our house was fine, even though I live in a rural neighborhood. Surprisingly, our electric stayed on, even though we’re a mile back from the road surrounded by woods on both sides of our single lane road. 🙂
Oh by the way, I’ll need your postal mail for some things I’ll be sending in a few weeks.
So glad to hear that you’re doing well and that you were not more affected. My prayers go out to your co-worker and I hope the others are doing well too.
I’ll send you my addy via Rav or at your email address.
Whoo that looks ominous and scary!! I have family in Conn and they are all prepared as well. My thoughts are with all of you over on the East Coast! Warm and dry thoughts coming to you from CA!
It’s even worse outside now. Prayers that your family stays safe and dry and thanks for your kind thoughts.
That looks crazy! Hope you stay safe and dry and make many knitted things while you wait out the storm 🙂
Thanks Lady! 😀 I’m gonna fill up my bath-tub, cook some curried chicken and rice then settle down for the wait out. Between the time I posted that video and am responding to your comment (about 30 mins), the winds have picked up and my neighbourhood is getting darker.