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Hurricanes, snow storms, nice weather?

The last 2 weeks of my life have been completely awful. When I heard about Hurricane Sandy I was a little bit worried, but not so much to a huge extent until it hit us. Within the first 5 minutes of the Hurricane hitting land we immediately lost power. Thirty minutes later there was a huge gust of wind up to 110 miles per hour that wrapped around our tree and took it down. The rest of the night there light shows going on in the sky and the sound of crashing trees every hour. The light shows were caused by transformers blowing up one after another. I finally got to sleep around 2 AM in the morning after listening to the Hurricane for more than 6 hours straight in the dark with nothing but a candle and a Nintendo DS.

When I woke up the next morning I knew I had to do damage check, so first thing I did was take a cold shower since we had no boiler going because of the loss of power. With my shower done, fully dressed, I headed outside to my backyard to inspect the damage of the tree. It was as I feared, the tree destroyed a part of my garage, my neighbor's fence, and the side of his house. Little did I know a huge tree branch destroyed the corner of our house in the front yard. What a hell of a Hurricane that was.

My house didn't suffer any severe damage and our power was restored within 37 hours, but it was a horrifying experience. My mom ended up staying with me for about a week due to her house being without power for 8 days. The last thing I wanted was to have my mother freezing in 36 degrees of freezing weather at night while sleeping.

All I can say about this is Mother Nature hates the East Coast.

5 blog comments below

I am happy to hear that YOU and family made it through the hurricane safely. Damage to garage and houses can be repaired thankfully. Trees can be replanted.
Think of all those that totally loss their houses to water or even a stranger - fires during the hurricane and those still without power during this cold weather.
standready on Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:49 pm
Thanks for sharing this drunkenkoz. What was transportation like at this time? For example how did your mom travel to get to your house? As I'd have imagined there must have been plenty obstructions and debris blocking some of the roads, and cars damaged beyond repair?
deanhills on Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:24 am
to the comment about trees can be replanted. I wouldn't want to replant one, atleast close to my house so it couldn't hit it again or chance of it.
darthrevan on Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:00 am
Weather is defiantly a crazy thing
TheLimey on Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:22 am
@Standready: I'm always thinking of people who've lost their homes, but then again, that's one of the main reasons I chose to not move down the shore. I'm paranoid of weather down there.

@Deanhills: Crews are usually fast to clear the main roads in situations like this. That had crews working at every corner in my town which is probably how we were able to go to dunken donuts directly after the hurricane.
drunkenkoz on Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:32 am

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