after hurricane sandy ,winds were in exxess of 34+ mph on monday night the power was knocked out here for more them 36 hours. my kind neighbor shared his generator with us in shifts. I had battery backed the cable modem and routers with a car battery in hopes of using the tablet and wifi, but there was no connection to be had.i found some wifi and power a block down at the local lowes. and posted the previous post.
i took a ride around on tuesday to survey the damage near me it was minimal – downed trees , powerlines, shingles ripped off houses sheds destroyed branches everywhere. thankfully there was no flooding near me.gas and water were largly uneffected but witthout electricity theres no heat
a mile away tho , there are houses that are uninhabitable, and condemned. filled with water and structurly unstable, every thing that they own is on the streets.The sound of generators and water pumps is everywhere. a few houses were even on fire.
the closest town to the ocean near me is seawaren , 2-3 miles away. houses are still standing there mostly without power, but from what i heard the waterfront is destroyed.40+ boats are sunk from what i understand. There is a 360,000 gallon diesel spill on the coast nearby. noone is allowwed over there to even look.
i didnt even check about south amboy , 5 miles away , i think that ALL the boats that were there are sunk , 3 boats hit the railroad bridge and damaged it , 1 is sitting on top on the bridge on the tracks.
the lines to the few gas stations that were running on generators are over 3/4 of a mile long 1 of them has no gas left.traffic is insane , its a 45 minute drive to go 3/4 of a mile. food stores that have power are wiped clean , generators are arriving , and there is a waiting line of 45 people to get the 12 that just arrived.
a first in history here , halloween was cancelled , due to the danger conditions and will be rescheduled to a later date.
i got my power back yesterday ,but the internet and cable took another day and a half to come back.so that means the servers are back online and running , and i am back in business here.
you really dont realize how dependent you are on the most basic things in till you dont have aceess to them , without cable and internet , you cant even check the wheather or see if your freinds are ok, even cell service was unusable on monday and tuesady.
i suppose it being a state of emegency , the halloween meet up will be reshedules to a later date to be announced.