October 28, 2012

Sandy is Coming

We are under mandatory evacuation now from Gov Christie.
Anyone within 1000 feet of the bay, all on the barrier island and along the rivers must leave, no choice.. by noon Monday.
I am just over that.  1000 feet is just a tad over 3 blocks (Mid West city blocks). I am within walking distance but not right on the shore line.
Our town runs from the mainland out to the Barrier Island so we are a bay/ocean town with our own town beaches, etc.

You can see I have put up my hurricane flag on the blog here. I will be praying for everyone on the mid Atlantic coast as Sandy bears down on us. It is already raining on and off and the winds began to pick up quite a lot last night. Leaves are flying off trees. Also the temperature dropped suddenly last night. When I opened the front door a blast of colder air and wind came barreling inside.
 Since I am so close to the bay we are hoping the barrier island remains intact, if it breaches in a storm the Atlantic is on the door step.
I posted photos of last years hurricane and the flood waters all over the place.  It was not as bad as this is supposed to be.  I was here during the perfect storm in the early 90's too and we survived. G-d has been good to us here.

The map on the right is where I am.  Those of you who said you would love to live on the shore will see why I said it is not always all it is cracked up to be. It has some serious drawbacks and hurricanes , nor 'easters and etc are the biggies.
If you don't hear from me for a while, it will probably be due to power outage and hopefully not that I floated off to France or something.

Happy Week everyone!


  1. Hope the storm passes you by and that you are safe! Keep us updated.

    1. Thanks for the well wishes. Will keep updates coming as long as the power holds out.
      I have an old fashioned cell phone with a bad battery so I cannot post that way.

  2. Be safe Annie, I have been praying for all of us in this perfect storm's path. Gov. Cuomo has shut down all transit and schools and has called in the National Guard. I too will keep updates as long as power holds out. I have my cell phone charged up for text messages only as my phone is a cable phone that will be useless with the power down. Hugs

  3. Stay safe Annie! I'm sorry you didn't get the help you need. Wish I could be there to help out! Hope Toni stays safe, too! Keep us posted if you have power. Will check back in the morning! (((Hugz)))

    1. Good news.. my daughter came by with groceries and son in law saved my fish ! hard work by both of them.

  4. Hi Annie, praying for you and those on the Gulf coast. My nephew is in NY. I emailed you my linkie. Hugs and blessings!

  5. I'll be praying for us all. I'm so glad that your daughter brought you some groceries and your son n law saved your fish. I'll be thinking of you! See you after the storm has passed and when we all have power again. Big hugs!

  6. Good luck and prayers to all that are in Sandy's path. Will be thinking of you and hoping for all the best.

  7. Hi Annie,
    Stay safe! Checking in to see how you are doing. Here people who live on the shores don't have the threat you guys do but once every 10 years or so if we have bad weather they do sometimes get some flooding and or mudslides. But nothing like what you guys get back there. Take care! I will be thinking of you.
    Hugs, Dru


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