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.