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.

6 comments:

  1. Well,Hurricane Sandy
    surely did a really made a great damage to your place,since it only tilted a little far from the original straight position,but what is important is that you're safe,right?Hope that you move on.Good luck.

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  2. schmidt1983, this is not my place, but the naturalist shack in Assateague National Park. Thanks for the good wishes anyhow, and certainly all of those who did lose their homes deserve our thoughts and prayers.

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  3. Although I'm in Texas now, I grew up in the north east and it's heart wrenching to see the devastation to places I hold dear in my memory, not to mention my friends and family who still live there and experienced quite a bit of damage. Fortunately they are all safe.

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    1. So glad everyone's safe, and hope that they recover from their loses quickly.

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  4. So true about pay attention to warnings. My first hurricane was Carla in 1961. I was 13. I remember seeing debris hanging from power lines and seeing water lines on the 2nd floor of many homes. Now that I live full time in RV, it will be easier to evacuate if needed.
    Sadly, the folks in the north east had no idea what a hurricane can do.

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    1. @waggintailsrv - Long Beach Island was wiped out pretty badly from a Noreaster that hit back in the 60's, but nothing like this hurricane did. You're right - we weren't really expecting anything like this. Let's hope this isn't the new normal for this area.

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