Post # 1
Hi everyone. Two days after Hurricane Sandy and I’m still here. Unfortunately, most of my area isn’t. We survived serious injuries, damage, and devastation at our apartment complex since we are little more inland. If you go 5 minutes from my apartment – the street was completely flooded out. My friend lost her house. Luckily she was able to evacuate in time and escaped death. Another friend of mine was rescued from her house. A few others I know completely lost everything though evacuated.
Darling Husband and I drove around yesterday looking for some sort of power. Our cell service has been out because of a quarter of the cell towers are down. We’ve been completely cut off and didn’t know the extent of the damage. We just heard words on the radio. Anyways, the roads are extremely dangerous. No traffic lights (aka no one knows how to drive and are inconsiderate) We didn’t know we were going towards a road that was flooded and luckily it wasn’t deep. I just couldn’t believe seeing that so much was gone. =/
Well, I’m not going to go on and on about this. The stories are ENDLESS. Here’s a video from News 12 Jersey showing you the area near me. God, it’s breaking my heart and bringing me to tears. So many lives were lost because people didn’t think we would EVER get anything like this. I’m just devastated.
Darling Husband and I are still without power and probably will be for awhile. We have no heat, hot water, and power. His grandparents got power so they offered their home (and freezer) to us. I can’t explain how a hot shower never felt so good before. We haven’t had anything since early Monday morning.
Thanks for all the messages I’ve received. I truly appreciate it.
Post # 3
So glad to hear you’re safe!! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Darling Husband and I watched the reports last night and I was in tears. Take care!!
Post # 4
I’m so so sorry, but I’m very glad to hear you’re okay…I was thinking about you last night.
I’ve been through hurricanes, and dealt with losing everything, so please please please PM or let me know if you need ANYTHING.
Post # 5
Thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and friends! Glad that you are safe!
Post # 6
I’m so glad you’re safe and sound, and I’m so sorry for your neighbors and friends with injuries or who have lost their homes. Warm thoughts and hugs your way during recovery!
I have family in NJ, NYC, DC, and PA, and I didn’t truly realize how much damage this hurricane was causing until I heard from them how much damage there was. We only had high winds, a lot of rain, and some downed trees where I am. Luckily, no one in my family is hurt, though the first floor of my cousin’s house flooded, and my aunt’s house was nearly completely destroyed. My brother and some of my other family in NYC took some photos near or from their apartments in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and I was floored by the amount of flooding.
Post # 7
Thank you ladies. The support and positive thoughts are uplifting. DH and I had our first dinner date in Long Beach Island (it started out in AC walking the boardwalk) and it’s just gone. Such a great memory for me that was destroyed. So glad I was able to experience many memories at many of our wonderful shores.
Seeing Wildwood, Atlantic City, and Ocean City underwater was heartbreaking as well because they were my childhood shores. My family had a shore house in Wildwood and I’ve been DYING to go back with Darling Husband. Looks like it won’t be any time soon.
I can’t even imagine what this would look like if it wasn’t a Cat. 1. I don’t know how those in the south deal with this more often than we ever do. You guys are my role models and have so much respect for you.
Post # 8
@anemonie: Many people didn’t realize it until footage was released. I was hearing people saying “oh, you call that a storm? HYPED UP YET AGAIN!” SICKENS me. I can’t believe anyone would EVER think that. I guess they’ll realize it when their party houses at the shore this summer will not be and they have nowhere to go.
Post # 9
@Rouquine: The apartment that I lived in for 3 years in college was destroyed in a hurricane on the gulf coast a couple of months after Katrina. Very sobering. I narrowly missed that.
Post # 10
While I’m happy to hear your safe, I’m so sad to hear about what you’re going through. Thoughts and prayers to you, your Darling Husband, and all your family and friends!
Post # 11
WOW! I am SO sorry you and so many others are going through this 🙁 Praying for you all. I can’t imagine how devastated you all must be. ((HUGS)) Wish I could send you a package or something, although thats probably not possible. Are stores open?
Post # 13
Thank you all so, so much. I’m getting word that they’re discovering bodies near me still. :'(
Post # 14
So glad that you are safe and sound.
Post # 15
@Rouquine: It’s times like this you realize just how lucky you are, and it puts so much into perspective. You have your life, your health, etc. Be grateful for that. Glad you guys made it out relatively unscathed.
Post # 16
@JemmaWRX: I couldn’t agree more.
We are watching the news nonstop at his grandparent’s. Just learning that so many open gas lines are blowing up hundreds of houses. They showed a house completely underwater that had bubbling underneath of the water. They mentioned that as soon as the water recedes – the gas lines will explode. Only way to get to them is to cap off and they can’t simply get there.
My town’s bridge to Seaside is now unsfae to travel on because of damage to the structure. =/ I was hoping to go when they re-opened to try and help out as much as possible.