The Calm Before the Storm?

Sunday, October 28, 2012
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Hurricane Sandy is supposed to strike New Jersey tomorrow. It remains to be seen how much damage it causes. Last year we had two bad storms - Irene and the freak snowstorm in October. During Irene, there was massive flooding throughout New Jersey. During the snowstorm, we lost power for almost a week and many trees were destroyed.


This afternoon I took a brief walk in chilly Edgemont Park in Montclair. These photos were taken with my smartphone. How many of these trees will survive? 
 
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Children were playing sports in the back of the park, despite the chilly, cloudy weather (there is a school directly behind the park).

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New Jersey is preparing for a really bad storm, especially the beautiful New Jersey shore. Perhaps the storm will lose its massive power before it hits. Hopefully, we'll make it through relatively unscathed.

 

6 comments:

  1. I am not looking forward to this! My kids don't have school tomorrow or Tuesday as I am sure is the same situation in the rest of the state! We still have a lot of leaves on our trees so I hope they don't get destroyed. At least it won't be snow and ice like last year! Let's keep our fingers crossed that the storm will lose intensity!
    Stay safe - Shelley

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    1. I'm not looking forward to it either. I hope we don't lose electricity -- we lost all the food in our fridge last year.

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  2. I am watching from down South. I consider the Jersey Shore my sencond home, my granhparents lived there and grew up on Point Pleasant Beach/ Ocean Grove. Such a beautiful place.
    I am keeping the Garden State in my prayers!

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    1. The Jersey shore is beautiful. Thank you for your kind thoughts!

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  3. Hope you made it through the storm safely. We had lots of rain in DC, but nothing like what I saw on the news happening in Jersey and NY.

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    1. I made it through safely. We lost power for several days and all the food in the refrigerator, but fortunately no other problems.

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