My Sandy Experience

by Ryan on November 4, 2012

in Anything Else,Election 2012,Natural Disasters,Nature,New Jersey,New York City

Well, Hurricane Sandy was one to remember.  The rains came by Monday afternoon at about 4pm.  By 5:30pm the lights were flickering a bit, but my area has underground power lines and I’m a few blocks from a major hospital, so I wasn’t too worried.  By 7:45pm, the lights went off and didn’t come back on until Thursday.   I still don’t have cable or Internet, but I have heat — and that’s pretty awesome (I’m writing using a friend’s Wi-Fi).

I was a lucky one:

I have gas heat so I was able to use my stove top throughout the power outage, plus the pilot on the water heater kept the water warm.  Aside from that, I can say that living in the 19th Century sucks and I don’t recommend it.

I had a full tank of gas (which is at about 1/2 now), so I don’t have an issue with the gas lines, though they are prominent on all the main roads.  I also live about 20 minutes from the Jersey Shore, so the devastation didn’t quite reach epic proportions in my area.  I got hit by the eye wall and seriously intense winds.  The tree above was a block away and was by no means the only tree damage in the area.

I still have friends and colleagues who still don’t have power and I’ve only just now seen pictures of the Jersey Shore, Staten Island, Hoboken, and parts of NYC.  Wow.  Like I said, I was a lucky one.  Thoughts and prayers to all of them.

Hopefully, my Internet will be back in time to blog for the election — it’s been murder not being able to comment on such an important election one week before it happens.  If I don’t get on by Tuesday, I’m hoping Romney wins and I really think he can do it.

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