Local Storm Damage – Pictures
The truth is, we were lucky. The power is still out for some of our neighbors, but the flooding and damage could have been a whole lot worse. The power companies can’t tell us when service will be back, but the Community Center is open for those needing a shower or something warm to drink. Mr. Z’s has limited power, but they are open. The gas station has no power to the pumps, but their quick mart is open. Still, to the person whose tree fell, or to the child whose play house was crushed, this storm was serious business. To those without power, it could be a cold miserable night.
Facebook kept us updated on the storm and on how our neighbors were doing, all through the day and night. In this community, no one needs to feel alone. A quick trip around the area shows us that the power and cable crews are hard at work, local businesses are doing what they can to help out, and people are poking their heads out for a look around. We just got notice that PP&L is asking everyone to stay off the roads right now, so they have room to do repairs. Here are some pictures of what we saw while we were out.
- Hurricane Sandy power outages: Dominion, BGE, Pepco, other company power information (wjla.com)
- Hurricane Sandy: Will the Utilities Do Any Better This Time? (njspotlight.com)
- Flood of Activity on Twitter, Facebook During Hurricane Sandy (cnbc.com)
- Instagramming Hurricane Sandy’s damage (boingboing.net)