Oct 29, 2012

Awaiting Sandy

As Hurricane Sandy is barreling closer to the shore, we are all prepared with bottled water, batteries, flash lights, gas etc. Children are off from school today and tomorrow; we are working remotely - as long as power stays on.

Our town, situated in the northern mountains of the State is at 1020 feet above the sea level and has the largest fresh water lake named Lake Hopatcong, spreading about 4 square miles which accounts for 10% of the town's area.

Gov. Chris Christie - Governor of NJ has declared a State of Emergency, lowering the reservoir of Lake Hopatcong and other water bodies to be able to sustain the onpouring rain. Coastal towns such as Barrier Islands, Altantic City, Ocean City, Sandy Hook and few other low lying areas have been ordered evacuation. For others who haven't been ordered to evacuate, we are to stay off the roads and stock up on food, water, medicine and other supplies needed for survival.

Sandy is a serious storm - about 500 miles in diameter affecting the entire East Coast - from the Carolinas all the way to New England; making a land fall in New Jersey. It is 10:30 AM EST right now; 2:00 PM is when it is expected to land.

As of now we have heavy winds and mild rain; that's all. However, it could very well be the calm before the storm...

Thanks to all of you who have reached out via emails and phone calls. We are fine; will keep you posted as Sandy passes.

17 comments:

YL said...

Please keep us posted.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Stay safe... these are always scary times even when everyone's prepared. I'm sure you'll all be fine though!

Rachna said...

Take care. Stay safe.

Balachandran V said...

Take care. We are with you.

anilkurup said...

Eye of the storm!~!

Mom with a Dot said...

Stay safe - sending thoughts and prayer.

eye in the sky said...

My goodness... be safe. Keep away from electricity outlets.

NRIGirl said...

Thank you all. We have survived thru' the storm. The wind was howling all thru' the night. Our outdoor grill was rolled down - one flight of stairs. A piece of fence is broken and few roof shingles were spread on the grass. No power for the last 12 hours. No Internet either.

Thank God we have gas for cooking. Fridge, freezer and everything electrical is at a stand still.

Our neighbour's house siding is all ripped off! Another neighbor's fence is scattered all over.

This I type from my blackberry...

Take care you all. Thank you for your thoughts.

-NRIGirl

gigihawaii said...

Hope Monday wasn't too bad for you. Good luck with Tuesday! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Bikramjit said...

Hello good to read you are ok .. I was away ..


How are the kids they ok

Punam said...

Good to know that you are all safe. Take care.

Anil P said...

I hope all is well, and you're safe and secure.

....Petty Witter said...

Hoping all will be well. Such scary times, my thoughts are with you.

Roshni AaMom said...

Hi, coming via Rachna's blog...hope all is well after Sandy's onslaught.

ashok said...

hope you are safe and sound!

R. Ramesh said...

nice to hear from u buddy...and am sure that alls well with sandy gone off..thanks and stay connected my dear friend

Kavita Saharia said...

Hi Queen.

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