Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Surviving Hurricane Sandy...

I am in a state of disbelief seeing the devastation caused by hurricane Sandy.  I feel like we are in a war zone, clouds of sandy dust everywhere and debris all over still. Over a hundred homes were destroyed from fires and basements and first floors of all the homes were destroyed.

The day before the storm hit all of Rockaway Beaches and along the coast line had to evacuate.  My family and I literally headed for the hills, to the mountains in Upstate to our friend's house .  My heart breaks for the people who lived through this tragic experience of their house being filled with water from the ocean and the bay.  We live on a barrier island, we are surrounded by water, ocean on one side and a few block away is the bay.  Once the surge of the water rose, there was no way out,  people scrambled to find safety on the top floors in their home.

Everyone lost their cars, cars were floating down the street or submerged under water.   My husband's pick up truck was submerged under water too, now we have to replace the truck so he can go back and forth to work.  He is not the only one, it is all of the people on the coast and the badly hit areas.  There are not enough rental cars to accommodate for all the people in need of cars.  There also haven't been any gas at the gas stations to fill up the cars or generators.  The lines at the gas stations goes on for miles, such a bizarre sight.  So even if you have a car, there is no gas, go figure!

My family and I have been staying at a friends house which I'm so grateful.  It is a small apartment so I must find an apartment or house to rent til I get my house redone.  Enough of complaining, all of us who were struck by this hurricane are in the same boat!

I pray for the people who lost their loved ones and their homes in this hurricane. I pray that the people find homes and restore their lives as quickly as possible.


  1. I'm so sorry that you lost so much. I live in New Jersey, which of course was devastated by the shore. Fortunately, I don't live anywhere near there, but our beautiful Jersey shore is devastated!

    Anyway, I wish you the best of luck.

  2. I was wondering how you were doing. I'm glad you at least found escape from the disaster! I still can't believe that we did never loose power. Many buildings around here (Battery Park, NYC) did and are still dark. Wish you the very best!!

  3. Just checking in to see how you are. I am glad you are still posting to keep us updated. Sending prayers and good wishes your way!


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