Monday, October 29, 2012

FRANKENSTORM!!!

This photo was taken a few days ago.....Hurricane Sandy as it is now called is on it's way to my home city of Philadelphia...

They have declared a state of emergency....Told everybody to get off the streets and to "hunker down." Most places of employment ,including all city services are closed tomorrow. I'm firing this blog post off now because according to news services...We may lose power and internet services tomorrow.90 mile winds and gushing rain is predicted... I just hope there is no flooding...

Unlike last year during Hurricane Irene, I am not taking this that serious....I mean...we went grocery shopping yesterday and today...we have batteries and flashlights...The house is secure and my car is parked in what I believe is a safe place... I don't believe I can do anything more... I certainly don't plan to go out in the street if I don't have to and I relish the chance to sleep late ....But for some reason...I'm not convinced that this is all that serious....I guess by the time those of you who live in other parts of the country read this...I'll know for sure.

II-

From Washington to Boston, big cities and small towns buttoned up on Sunday against the onslaught of a superstorm that could menace 50 million people in the most heavily populated corridor in the nation, with forecasters warning New York could be in particular peril.
"The time for preparing and talking is about over," Federal Emergency Management Administrator Craig Fugate said as Hurricane Sandy made its way up the Atlantic on a collision course with two other weather systems that could turn it into one of the most fearsome storms on record in the U.S. "People need to be acting now."

Airlines canceled more than 5,000 flights and Amtrak began suspending train service across the Northeast. New York and Philadelphia moved to shut down their subways, buses and trains Sunday night and announced that schools would be closed on Monday. Boston, Washington and Baltimore also called off school.

As rain from the leading edges of the monster hurricane began to fall over the Northeast, hundreds of thousands of people in coastal areas from Maryland to Connecticut were under evacuation orders Sunday, including 375,000 in lower Manhattan and other parts of New York City, 50,000 in Delaware and 30,000 in Atlantic City, N.J., where the city's 12 casinos were forced to shut down for only the fourth time ever.
"We were told to get the heck out. I was going to stay, but it's better to be safe than sorry," said Hugh Phillips, who was one of the first in line when a Red Cross shelter in Lewes, Del., opened at noon.

"I think this one's going to do us in," said Mark Palazzolo, who boarded up his bait-and-tackle shop in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., with the same wood he used in past storms, crossing out the names of Hurricanes Isaac and Irene and spray-painting "Sandy" next to them. "I got a call from a friend of mine from Florida last night who said, 'Mark. Get out! If it's not the storm, it'll be the aftermath. People are going to be fighting in the streets over gasoline and food.'"

Sandy, a Category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 75 mph as of Sunday evening, was blamed for 65 deaths in the Caribbean before it began churning up the Eastern Seaboard. As of 5 p.m., it was centered about 530 miles southeast of New York City, moving at 15 mph, with hurricane-force winds extending an incredible 175 miles from its center.

Keep us in prayer folks...

2 comments:

Big Mark 243 said...

Be safe most of all... from my hurricane/tornado experience, it is the clean up that is as bad as the storm... good that you are supplied already... get some rest..! And be safe..!

bayoucreole said...

Stay safe! I'm hoping it's all bark and no bite for you all.




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