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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Not a problem here....

Upper Deerfield Twp,  NJ

First the rains and then wind, lots of wind.  But we never lost power nor had any damage.  Branches are down all over daughter's yard but that happens every time the wind blows.

We were very fortunate considering we were about 35 miles from where Sandy hit land.  It appears the most severe damage is north and east of us.

This is the backyard yesterday just beyond where we are parked.   This happens every time there are heavy rains.  Len always called it Lake Phyllis.  We worked on Sunday putting all outdoor furniture and potted plants out of harms way.   We turned over the three smaller picnic tables in the yard.


 
Only emergency vehicles were permitted on the roads in this county most of yesterday.   Most roads were flooded.    We are in a rural area surrounded by a nursery on all four sides.    This is the road in front of the house.  The nursery also looked like a lake.
 
 
 
We spent the morning in the rig yesterday but once the winds really starting whipping we closed up and went into the daughters house.   Around 9 pm there were no strong winds so we opened up the slides and returned to the rig.  About 10 the winds started up again and we started shaking.   We closed the slides, remained in the rig and went to sleep.  
 
Today it is still raining.   The water behind us has receded.  
 
Other areas of NJ and surrounding states are devastated as I am sure you have seen from the television coverage.    We were blessed and fortunate.

15 comments:

Paul and Mary said...

So glad to hear y'all are safe and sound and weathered the storm. Thanks so much for the update! Take care.

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Glad to hear you guys rode it out and there was no damage,My Granddaughter in Brick town wrote on Facebook a few minutes ago that their house is devastated but they are all safe and not hurt.Naturally nobody has power but her Mom manged to score a generator.My other Son is out of luck up in Point Pleasant, no power and no generators anywhere, could be worse. though. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna..

MargieAnne said...

Glad you weathered the storm safely. It will be an anxious time while families catch up. It's hard for me to imagine what it would be like with so may people without power. Our power usually goes off when there's a storm but we are small rural communities. It doesn'r disrupt a nation. I can imagine the nightmare it must be for the emergency and clean up services.

Come to think of it we haven't had a storm that caused power to go ff for a year or so... Lots of rain but not so stormy. I hope that doesn't mean we will have a big summer storm.

Hope you're not too soggy to enjoy today.

Blessings

Paul and Marsha Weaver OCT. 17, 2009 said...

So very happy your two and the family are safe. What a horrible storm. Here in Canton, OH, we got up to 50 mph winds and tons of rain. All is well now.

Phil and Rudee said...

glad to hear you guys are OK. Lots of wind here in Indiana but supposed to calm down later tonight. This storm sure is a bug sucker! :-O

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

You guys are so lucky you made it. I have seen Lens luck before at the Escapade Sedalia, MO

Jessica and Harry said...

We are glad to hear you are safe and sound!! :) Always such a relief when the sun comes up after a storm to look around and see no damage.

Laurie and George said...

So glad to hear you guys weathered the storm. I'm sure that your daughter is happy too!

Peggy n David said...

Yes! So glad you are ok and no damage! Scary times my friend!

Donna K said...

Glad to hear you made it through safely.

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Glad to hear you made it through unscathed so close to Sandy's landing!

JO said...

I am so happy you all are OK. My niece lives in Morris County and they are with out power but other wise OK,all other relatives in NJ are OK some with out power.

Elaine said...

glad to hear you rode it out and are safe and sound...scary stuff for sure...

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Becca@Water Damage Melbourne said...

Good to here from you, your place was saved by Sandy's unmerciful wind... but felt sad to those who suffered much because of floods and property damages.