Thanks for all your well-wishes. Here in Central Massachusetts, we were very lucky. I didn't lose power at all, but some of my co-workers did. They are all back in serve as of last night. Luckily it has been very warm so being without power wasn't too bad. Other areas of MA weren't so lucky. There is flooding in the coastal areas and lots of trees down. We had a micro-burst last night (very violent thunderstorm in the Wareham - Cape Cod - area that seems to have done more damage than Sandy. But having seen the pics from NY/NJ last night, I'd say we were very lucky. Best of luck to all who are traveling - or trying to travel - to Aruba, especially Andrea, on your well-deserved vacation!!
Palm Beach, Eagle Beach, Downtown,Casinos,Lighthouse, "other Side"
"No shoes, no pets, ain't got no cigarettes"
Reporting from work since no service at house. Up here in Western Morris County, NJ; JCP&L says 86% of customers without power. We took a hit, one tree down across drive--no biggie--lost a couple in wooded area behind us. I think it's worse than last years October snow. They are saying along with all the other power companies 7-10 days. My own observation, I'll be lucky to get services back by Nov. 9th. Took 2 1/2 hours from home to work, normally an hour. Even though the gas stations have fuel in ground woth no power they can't pump. Stations on Turnpike and Parkway backed up for about an hour.
Generator cranking for basics--sump, light or two, fridge. No well pump means no water or heat. Have 350 gallons in hot tub for bucket brigade for toilets. Keep telling wife it's just like when we used to go camping--
Wishing for some Aruba sun but tha's gonna have to wait until 2013.
Everyone be safe in the northeast.
Whew!!! That was pretty scarey! Kept hearing the music from Wizard of Oz when nasty Ms. Gulch rides past the window with Toto in her bicycle basket!!! We are on the Western side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Annapolis, MD. Heavily wooded community too! Leaves and branches everywhere, flooding and scattering of fallen trees. Finally lost power Sunday night at 7:30-couldn't believe it stayed on that long! Came back on yesterday morning, God Bless BGE!!! Never thought I'd say that after the long, painful outages of past storms. Now own a generator wired into panel & 220 so the water keeps flowing- - no bucket brigade. 5 more weeks and we will be on the island!!!!! Keeping my fingers crossed there won't be any storms.
Safe here in NE North Carolina.Only 15 minutes from the OBX(Kitty Hawk,Nags Head) 90 miles from Hatteras.The Beach took a pretty good hit,messed up roads,flooding in places. Nothing like the Jersey shore though.I am 4 miles inland as the crow flies and just some pine limbs to pick up.Been here all my life and kinda used to it.My heart goes out to those in the Northeast.
Pelican Pier at sunset with a bucket of Brights!
Sunsets at Bunker Bar
LG Smith Steakhouse, Windows on Aruba,
Checking in from Western Mass - no problems counting our blessings. We had hardly any rain just winds, no damage, no power loss etc. I am so sad for all the less fortunate people, it is really hard to believe what damage this super storm has done. Watching the news is so depressing, haven't felt this way since 911. Our thoughts and prayers are with all to be strong and have faith that all will be ok. Material things can be replaced, people cannot. Lets hope we never see a super storm like this ever again, for sure will be added to the list of "where were you when" events. Good luck for all travelers coming home from and going to Aruba.
We finally got our power back at around 6:PM.We lost power on Monday.We only had wind ,not much rain.Our neighbor let us plug into his generator so we had our frig and some light.We will be buying our own as soon as they become available.House nice and warm all the lights on.South Jersey our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
We are in Livingston NJ (about 15 miles west of Newark) and still have no power, but thankfully we had no damage and survived this scary mother of a storm. We are at a friend's house now who has power after roughing it for 2 nights. Hard to complain about the inconvenience when you see all of the destruction and lives turned upside down. Boy do I wish I was at the Surf Club now!