Post # 1
Hey all. I was thinking that prehaps we could have a Check in/ support thread for the aftermath of Sandy.
It might be good to be able to share information about where is open, where to get supplies, contact emergency resources etc, prehaps organise some group help efforts for bees that are close to the effected areas but prehaps werent effected so badly.
I know P&G is sending the loads of hope trucks to effected areas very soon, and my area is sending ambulence and fire trucks and water rescue to new jersey to help.
Post # 3
Sending lots of love from Australia, have been watching and waiting and praying for you all……
Post # 4
No power here just some damage to our roof. wedding in 4 days probably won’t have power before then! But it could be worse! thoughts go out to all the bees in NY and Jersey And whoever else was affected!
Post # 5
Are all the bridges open to Manhatten yet? I know earlier only one was open to civilians, the rest were only open to emergency vehicles.
Post # 6
I know that there are pet stores like PetSmart who are loading huge semi-trucks filled with animal rescue crates and support to help people with their animals! Also a Christian site I follow on FB are raising donations to help anyone who needs it from dealing with hurricane Sandy.
My heart goes out to anyone being affected by hurricane Sandy! <3
Post # 7
I had lost power and cellphone signal! It was so bad so i came down to my dad’s house which had power and I am now staying here until the power is back. Keep me and my family in your prayers.
Post # 8
I live about 2 blocks from the water in RI. Luckily my neighborhood did okay with flooding but the wind gusts did a lot of damage. We are without power because a transformer blew up and poles were knocked down. I’m just really grateful that’s all that happened. Losing power for a few days is probably what many were praying for. Thoughts to those who are dealing with a larger aftermath.
Post # 9
- Wedding: February 2013 - Colonial Country Club, Ft. Myers, FL
I live in Florida, but I’m from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.
My old neighborhood was destroyed, and all of my friends and family in the area have massive flooding and no power. Everyone’s okay, but its just really devastating. I know that they will be out of work for awhile because all of the local subway stations are totally flooded and they won’t have any way to get to work!
They’ve texted me a few pictures they took while cleaning up, and I just cant believe the magnitude.
Post # 10
My heart and thoughts go out to those affected.
Post # 11
We came through just fine! However I have been unable to get a hold of a dear friend of mine who lives in NY and a mere 20 minute drive from the cost.
Post # 12
@Leonard2B: You’re so positive .. I’m sure you’re going to have an amazing day .. in FOUR DAYS omg!!!
Post # 13
We had it very easy here in Boston. But the neighbhorhood in Queens I lived in for 3 years was almost completely burned to the ground. It was so unreal to see it on the news – I couldn’t tell if my old apartment was still standing. Fortunately – miraculously I’d say – there were no fatalities. People who live in waterfront communities seem to have learned from the tragic amount of fatalities during Katrina and took the evacuation orders seriously.
Post # 14
I hope everyone is okay. <3
Post # 15
We decided to stay in Boro Park Brooklyn in my old apartment (I haven’t moved out yet), the hurricane barely touched us. We had power the whole time (though a little flickering) and we smelled electrical burning. Everything is open today around us, though.
But all the trains are down and Manhattan is messed up, so my Fiance can’t get to work today (he works on 42nd St, Bryant Park…that’s near Times Sq). But they’re sending a car for him tomorrow…which I hope will be ok. Haven’t been able to check out our new apartment in Bayridge yet though…It’s 4 blocks from the water. But I saw pictures of Bayridge, didn’t look too bad…
I think all the tunnels and bridges are now open except Holland Tunnel, Battery tunnel…and something else. I forget.
My parents in New Jersey had A LOT of trees fall everywhere and their neighbor’s house got smashed with a tree. The tree went right through the wall into the house!! They don’t have electricity and they said it might not be up for another 2 weeks?!? But everyone seemed to be ok, so that’s what matters.
Aaannd that’s my update. Good thoughts to my fellow New Yorkians/New Jersians.
Post # 16
Thankfully where I am we don’t have power. Lots and lots of trees downed though. School has been cancelled yesterday, today and tomorrow.
My home town is pretty much destroyed. I’m from where they taped jersey shore, and most of the boardwalk is gone. My father lives 2 miles inland and his street and house look like a lake. No one expected to flood inland, which is why they didn’t evacuate. Thankfully he is one of the very very few that have some power. He’s also on the second floor of a building so he didn’t get any flooding inside.
my trying to post a picture of some of the sage in seaside heights, but my phone is sung super slow with the Internet.