Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Survived Sandy with no damage

Fortunately we survived Hurricane Sandy with no damage.  We did a good job preparing the boats and they came through fine.  I think gusts reached 60 kts on Fishing Creek.  They were 44 kts while I was on the boat in the late afternoon.

The power went out from 5pm to about noon the next day.  It was the fastest we have seen BGE repair an outage.  Usually we are out of power 5-7 days.

Two boats broke loose from their mooring balls and ended up against a bulkhead nearby.  Four of us pulled them off and put them back on their moorings.  One is pretty much a total loss.  The other just got banged up a bit.

Here is a compiled video of the 24 hours along with some flooding photos.

Below are photos of tree damage in the neighborhood.

Brooke's Old House

A house in Arundel on the Bay

Another view of it

This tree had a huge root ball

The two wayward boats before we recovered them

A tree across the road

There were others, but you get the idea.  They will be cleaning up for a while.  But its nothing like the Northeast got.

Long Beach Island, where I grew up, was hit very hard by the storm.  Below are links to videos of the damage.  In the first video, the fire truck passes by my grandmothers old house where she lived in the 1960s and 70s.

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