I can't really tell for sure. Cielo woke me up with a text this morning and the first thing I noticed was the lack of howling. Not silence, just lack of howling. We are either in the eye or she has changed her mind and wandered off. Cielo says she's gone off to Penn and that the Atlantic City Board Walk is gone. That's ok, if you build it, they will come. I think it was turning into that composite stuff anyway. Is it wrong to say that?
I can't get a bead on what happened down at Battery Park though. Pretty sure the subway system flooded and that fix is going to be interesting.
People forget though. The news goes berserk and we feed on it like piranha. I can't get Elizabeth's father to calm the hell down. Between Gloria in 85 when we actually considered bringing the ponies into the house and Bob in 91 when Cletus was born by pin light fueled by a hospital generator and the storm surge washed away the new McMansions along the Eastern Seaboard and we are shocked...
The Outer Banks has, in its history a period of time when monied people built crazy houses on the dune line in Nags Head primarily and they were all nearly alike and one by one they were taken by the sea. When I was growing up there were a few left, like an inoculation against such foolishness that came afterward.
This morning on the way back from town I took that picture and you can barely tell that I should NOT have driven under it. Not for hot coffee, not for news, not for anything. But I did. And Elizabeth, echoing her father said, this is the worst it's ever been.
It was just a year ago that she was in the car with me, wet snow pelting the windshield, me in my sock less shoes driving slowly under wires that caused me to stop the wipers and two or three times getting out of the car to move trees, not branches, trees out of the road. I thought we would not get home.
Don't you remember, Elizabeth?
Only a little.
Well then you'll forget this too and believe you're going to die in the next storm because someone tells you it's never been this bad.
Now. I believe that lower NY, parts of NJ and PA were trashed. Wasn't the first time and it won't be the last and it truly sucks.
It will be interesting to watch the CL&P maps again like last year.
And this time when the big trees came out of the ground they fell toward the houses instead of away. I would walk around and take pictures but that just seems wrong.