Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Hurricane Sandy's Devastation

It was horrible to see the devastation that Hurricane Sandy did to the entire Northeastern seashore and to New York.  My heart goes out to all of those who have lost their homes and who are still struggling with loss of power in their area.  I love the Jersey Shore and am sad to see the horrific damage that has been done.  My longtime favorite place, Long Beach Island, has been so wrecked that you wonder if it even makes sense to rebuild there.  I think that with the climate change and the rising sea level, that we may need to rethink the advisability of building on some of these extremely vulnerable barrier islands.

I saw a picture of Assateague Island National Seashore in Maryland, a place that Bob and I recently camped at in September of this year and that I have blogged about and written about on HubPages.

Here's Mirra and me standing by the naturalist shack along the bay in Assateague before Hurricane Sandy



Here's the shack after the hurricane:



I will never again be dismissive of hurricane warnings in this area when they tell people to get off of these islands, and I'm sure many East Coast residents feel the same way.