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The Day After Sandy (We're Fine) [Oct. 30th, 2012|11:47 am]
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Just wanted to get something up quick for everybody who's worried about us.

Last time a Hurricane hit Philly the Mayor got on the radio and told us we could expect to be without power for a week and made a series of other equally dire predictions. During the height of the storm we went outside into a moderate drizzle and not much wind. So when the Mayor freaked out again for Hurricane Sandy I didn't expect much.

We sat outside on the back porch for a good deal of it and it was kind of a continuous light drizzle to moderate rain. The wind started to pick up in the evening. I went to bed around 7:00 and Trillian stayed up and watched old movies. I woke up a few times during the night and it was pretty blustery out but it seems Sandy blew herself out crossing New Jersey for the most part. If no one had told me it was a hurricane I wouldn't have known. (As the Inquirer pointed out afterward, we got twice as much from a thunderstorm in August 2011 that didn't even have a name & nobody warned us about. I worry that eventually something terrible IS going to come along and city hall will have burned up their credibility and we'll all be up to our necks in spiders.)

The next morning one of our lawn chairs had blown over but our house seems otherwise unscathed. We found one downed tree and lots of leaves and sticks elsewhere. Totally horrified by the photos from places where people got hit hard -- especially New York, but we're fine here.




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[User Picture]From: aikigrrl
2012-10-30 04:38 pm (UTC)

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Glad you all are ok!
[User Picture]From: solstice_lilac
2012-10-30 04:58 pm (UTC)

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I'm so glad you and your house are OK. I hope you'll have something to eat now, though -- that is the emptiest store I've ever seen that was still open for business! The picture of you two in the window made me smile. I will miss you this Thanksgiving!
[User Picture]From: bcj
2012-10-30 04:59 pm (UTC)

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Will you be seeking volunteers to help turn the lawn chair upright? Seems like you'd need a crew of a least 4.

Good to hear all is safe and well in Philly.
[User Picture]From: humglum
2012-10-30 05:16 pm (UTC)

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Philadelphia and Providence seem to have the same protective wards engraved in times past by creepy old men in secret societies. We had a few house wobbles and storm window rattling gusts, but not even a flicker. I think Irene took out all the weaker trees last year.
South of here, however, things were not so gentle. Beach homes swept out to sea, and much beach erosion. I'm almost afraid to find out the state of Moonstone beach right now...
[User Picture]From: ahrimanpob
2012-10-30 05:28 pm (UTC)

The texture after the storm

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All your photographs are amazing, specially the outdoor scenes. Everything seems to have such a fresh, clean and alive texture to it; as if the storm had washed away something from the top, leaving a newer, nicer and "rawer" surface.

I've read about the human toll the storm took on the East Coast and Caribbean, and that is tragic. But nature scenes after such an event always amaze me. Its almost as if Mother Nature is showing us how the planet is supposed to look. That kind of thing.

Glad to hear you guys made it ok.

[User Picture]From: maleghast
2012-10-30 05:29 pm (UTC)

*phew*

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Glad to hear that you are both okay, and that Philly has mostly weathered the storm unscathed as well.

My work has been hit hard in New York, no people trouble per se, but many of my colleagues are without power or internet / phone, and our development data centre with all my code on it is under water (apparently), so it seems that you guys had a good escape by being that much more inland!

Much love to you guys and the kitties!
From: (Anonymous)
2012-10-30 05:57 pm (UTC)

Great photos!

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I love these shots of our beautiful neighborhood! But don't dis the mayor too much about trying to keep everyone safe. Having lived in FL for a number of years, I know it's impossible to predict where these things are going to hit. The policy of "better safe than sorry" is a good one -- the next time, it could be us!
[User Picture]From: silveringridd
2012-10-30 06:00 pm (UTC)

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apparently, in times of crisis, frightened people do not turn to lemons or shake n bake. PBJs: The choice of the people during all stormageddons!
[User Picture]From: kgb1138
2012-10-30 06:06 pm (UTC)

Beautiful pics

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As always Kyle beautiful pictures.
[User Picture]From: arkham4269
2012-10-30 06:29 pm (UTC)

Lemons

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I guess few people wanted to take life's lemons and make lemonade...

Edited at 2012-10-30 06:29 pm (UTC)
[User Picture]From: rocket_jockey
2012-10-30 07:01 pm (UTC)

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Post-hurricane diet includes no preparation for scurvy.
[User Picture]From: arkham4269
2012-10-30 07:40 pm (UTC)

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Perhaps they feel they'll be able to get their Vitamin C from eating vegetarians as things devolve into chaos or anarchy.
[User Picture]From: ladyblue56
2012-10-30 07:07 pm (UTC)

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Relieved to see you and Trillian survived okay.

[User Picture]From: mrs_ralph
2012-10-30 10:13 pm (UTC)

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I love the way Trillion lit up when you were with her in the coffee shop window It's obvious you are loved.

Glad the lawn furniture defied my prediction of doom and all is well.

I don't think I could embrace the concept of peanut butter and tomato sandwiches any time soon though your neighbors appear to have all the ingredients for them!
[User Picture]From: inker_alpha
2012-10-30 11:59 pm (UTC)

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all such haunting images. Somehow, the pumpkins, and the picture in the coffee shop window stand out as pure surreal.
From: zqfmbg
2012-10-31 12:46 am (UTC)

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I always find myself mildly irritated when people suggest ignoring dire predictions since "they never get that bad". It's because the same people tend to be the ones screaming for help when the dire prediction proves correct and they're stuck on the roofs of their submerged houses. I always feel you shouldn't have it both ways.
[User Picture]From: pigshitpoet
2012-10-31 04:33 am (UTC)

philly diller!!

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the separatists believe that we are above nature..
the weather patrol
psp

glad you're ok!
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[User Picture]From: pigshitpoet
2012-10-31 04:41 am (UTC)

New York NY

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Hurricane Sandy ", New-York (new night photos)
Oct. 30th, 2012 at 5:46 PM

The flow of water into the underground parking

trasyy

Edited at 2012-10-31 04:52 am (UTC)
[User Picture]From: pigshitpoet
2012-10-31 04:51 am (UTC)

NYC

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After the floods came the fires
Oct. 30th, 2012 at 09:04 PM

Hurricane Sandy "having fallen at the largest area of the Borough of New York City-Queens-sparked yet another misfortune. A residential neighbourhood of 50 homes burnt out completely as a result of the powerful fire, which by a strange coincidence occurred in high-risk flood zone. No casualties are reported, as almost all the inhabitants of the array were evacuated a few days ago.

The burnt neighborhood in Queens, New York, United States.
http://trasyy.livejournal.com/988717.html
Philly got lucky it seems..
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[User Picture]From: girlshawn
2012-10-31 06:18 pm (UTC)

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I love all of those pictures. they inspire me to go take a walk, we have weather like that daily, Oak Harbor WA. I think it's not normal if the winds are below 25 mph.

I do now remember why I started following you all those years ago on LJ, I love your pictures! They are so breath taking. Nice to read this storm wasn't so dramatic for you and your family.
[User Picture]From: tripleransom
2012-11-01 12:34 am (UTC)

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I'm glad to see that you guys made it with minimal problems. Northern Va did pretty well also, although some of my neighbors are still without power and some friends lost their beach homes.