Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

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Welcome to The Tablescaper. We are fine, but what is surrounding us is amazing. This house is two houses away from us.
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To see these tremendous trees pulled up from the roots is quite the site.
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This is at the end of our block.
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The power lines are down right across the block.
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In order to stay safe, I haven’t ventured far, but from what I hear from neighbors, this is all over our town.
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Love the large branch still dangling and ready to let loose with any breeze.
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We lost power on Monday evening. We still have yet to get it back. Not sure when that will happen. School is cancelled.
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But we are safe and that’s what is most important. Thank you dear Lord.
- The Tablescaper

67 comments:

sweet violets said...

Wow, that is a lot of damage for one street!!! Glad you are safe!!! We are too, my one neighbor lost a maple tree, but that was all the damage around here, we were very lucky!!!

Nancy @ The Headmistress said...

So happy that you are safe and sound. Being from south Louisiana, we are only too familiar (too often) with this. But help is coming...MANY from our part of the county are en route to help clean up and restore power. This too shall pass, I promise!
Nancy

Barbara F. said...

Alma, scenes like that on Staten Island. The beachfront communities are decimated. I am both extremely grateful and extremely humbled to have been spared. Con Ed has been bringing our power down while doing repairs. Fortunately they bring it back up after a while. No phones/cell service unless you have the old MaBell landlines. I have not left the house since Sunday. xo

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

I'm so happy you are safe. All of my friends in the northeast have been in my thoughts and prayers. After living in the islands for years, we know all about hurricanes and power outages. Hurricane Sandy's eye passed over our old houses in the Bahamas before she headed in your direction. Hope your life is back to normal soon and your power is back very, very soon. I'm sure those power trucks are on the way as I write. It's just the waiting that's so awful.
Sam

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

It truly is enough to break one's heart.

I am so sorry - I adore those mature huge trees and seeing them laying all over the road and yards is just awful.

I am truly glad you are safe though.

Take care.

Kathryn Ross said...

Glad to know you endured through the storm. The type of damage you show here is what we in South Jersey endured through the derecho four months ago. Because of all the tree cleaning from that, we didn't have the tree loss with Sandy even though we were ground zero on the South Jersey landfall trajectory. Our town is back to normal with minimal damage - but just 30 minutes from our front door is massive shoreline devastation. Our beaches gone - whole communities buried under sand and water. God kept us through it - now, to keep our neighbors through the months-years of rebuilding lives and fortunes.
Joy!
Kathy

Tea in Texas said...

Stay safe and I hope your power is retored a quickly as possible. This was a serious storm of wide spread devestation. We have witnessed the hurricanes total destruction when Galveston Island and Houston was hit a couple of years ago plus of course Katrina. The tornado which totalled parts and killed so many of Joplin, Mo. was shocking to see after we went through later. I know pictures do not even show the the suffering of people in the destruction of Sandy. Our prayers are with you and your family and friends. Thank you for sharing the photos of your neighborhood. May God be with you and those that are suffering!

Sincerely, Pam

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh my that is terrible. I'm glad you are safe and my heart goes out to those who have lost so much. Blessings, Pamela

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

What a frightening time. So glad you are safe.

Low Tide High Style said...

Glad you all made it through safely, and I hope your area is able to get back to normal quickly!

Kat

Vicki Shead said...

Wow! Thank you for venturing out and sharing your photos. Please be safe and much luck getting your power on and the clean up!

Marigene said...

Happy to hear you didn't suffer any injuries or major damages. I cannot begin to imagine what the people on the east coast are going through with such massive devastation. My thoughts and prayers are with all. Thank you for letting us know your status...hope Kathleen checks in soon.

Rose H (UK) said...

I have been shocked by the pictures on the news. I'm so glad that you and yours are safe.
Sending very best wishes across the pond.
Rose H
x

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

Wow... I'm glad you are safe. I know the fear of those hurricanes. Bless you..

Carol said...

So good to hear you & yours are safe. God bless!

Smiles,
Carol

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Glad you are safe! That is most important. My husband's family lives in NYC, they are safe, but without power, water and phones.

Sandy said...

So happy to hear you are safe and sound....I am just amazed at the fury of Mother Nature....I hope it gets cleaned up and you have power really soon!

Blondie's Journal said...

Thanks for posting and letting us know you are okay. It's sad to see old mature trees down, it's a blessing they fell away from the homes.

Take care.

XO,
Jane

Pat said...

Glad you are ok, so sad to see trees in that state. I know utility trucks have been sent from all over Kansas. Tell them hi!

Mary said...

SO glad to hear you are safe! The news coverage has been frightening and damage so devastating! The clean up is daunting.

Susan said...

I'm so happy to know you and yours are safe. I've been praying mightily for all of you in the Northeast. I, too, am all too familiar with devastating hurricanes, tornadoes and storms because I live in Southeast Alabama. We knew what was coming your way, but there's nothing you can do except pray and stay alert. Our town sent many Power Company employees and FEMA volunteers your way in addition to our local Baptist Disaster Relief Teams.
I'm continuing to lift you up in my prayers. Sending you a big hug.
Susan

Denise said...

I'm very glad to hear that you are safe! These pictures look like our community did after it was hit by a tornado in 1998. Our house was damaged ($30,000 worth) and we had to move out for three months. I truly do feel your pain, but like you, we were so thankful no one was hurt. Thanks so much for updating us! Have you heard anything from Kathleen? I hope everything's okay with her.

Take care and our thoughts are with you.

Denise at Forest Manor

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

So glad you are safe. These storms are serious business.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Kathleen said...

How did you get that post done with no service?
Hope you get your power back soon! I heard from Linda, More Fun Less Laundry, in Ct. No power, no water! She asked for you.
Stay safe. Some have been restored out here, but live wires all over!

suzyq said...

We have been watching all those amazing photos here in Australia. It must have been just so frightening. Stay safe and take care.
Suzyq

Rettabug said...

I've been thinking about you & Cuisine Kathleen & praying that it wasn't too bad for you guys! What an awful mess! I'm so glad you were spared.

Please let me know if you hear from Kathleen? The TV reports are just heartbreaking to watch.

Hugs & prayers,
Rett

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Oh my Alma.. I just can't believe the wrath of this storm. It has devastated so many communities. I am glad you and your family are safe. I just got my power back a few hours ago. No major damages at my home. Some water on a small deck but no big deal. Our prayers to you and all of those folks who have lost so much this week.

Dining Delight said...

For those of us far away and only seeing pics and hearing news of Sandy on TV, your photos of the devastation on your street bring home how the aftermath of the storm has affected real people - ones we feel like we know! So glad you are safe - take care and hang in there!

DD

Sarah said...

Alma, I've been staying in touch with Kathleen, and she has relayed information about you. So glad to know you are safe and great to see a post from you. I'm surprised you have internet service. I sent you a text message, but doubt that it went through.
Take care. I know this is traumatic, but so thankful you and your family are safe........Sarah

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

So glad to hear that you are safe...I have been thinking of you and Kathleen...have you heard from her?....It breaks my heart to see all the devastation...I have experienced many hurricanes, including Andrew and the aftermath of those storms and hard to deal with....Hopefully your power will return soon...While traveling this past weekend and heading north, we passed a very large caravan of hundreds of power trucks heading north...what a sight to see...!

Hope Filled Living said...

So glad you are safe. Gosh, terrible to lose all those trees and the damage it caused. Hope your power is restored soon.

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

So glad to hear you are safe! That hurricane really did some damage.

Shirley said...

Oh dear, that looks awful. And the power lines down all over; how dangerous. Glad you are safe. A good time to stay in. I hate the loss of those big mature trees. My daughter still is without power too.

Linda said...

Please be careful going outside. On the news they were saying with the floods, water, gas leaks, and then the power out; when they have turned on the power there is a surge and houses are now catching on fire. Also with water power lines down people are getting electricuted because the power is going through the water even though they are not near power lines down.

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Linda @ A La Carte said...

So very glad to hear that you are safe! So much damage to so many. Praying for all hit by this storm!
hugs, Linda

Infuse With Liz said...

Goodness what a mess! I'm glad to hear you are safe. Sorry for your neighbors. My nephew in Connecticut had a tree come down on his house. The damage could have been a lot worse- everyone is okay there too.
Take care and I hope things get straightened up soon.

Brooke said...

Wow, what a powerful storm!

Glad your safe!


=)


Brooke

Jeanne Pursell said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family!! What a scary, scary storm. Here in NY it was brutal as well. xo Jeanne

The French Hutch said...

So thankful you are safe! Down south we've seen our share of this kind of damage from hurricanes and tornados. Praying for you and all your neighbors touched by this horrible storm. God Bless.........

~Emily
The French Hutch

Teresa said...

I'm dumbfounded at all the damage. We in Indiana just had high winds and a lot of rain. The root balls of the trees are large enough let alone the trees down. God be with you all.

thepaintedapron.com said...

Prayers for you all and everyone that is suffering...so much devastation reminds us to be especially Thankful now for all that we do have.
I am a sympathetic Southerner who is all too familiar with hurricanes.
Jenna

Sandra Lee said...

Happy to hear that you are safe, God Bless.

The house That Can said...

So glad you are safe and no damage done to your home. So much devastation around. I am in Staten Island and feel so blessed to have been kept safe and dry. Praying for a speedy return to power for you.

Curtains in My Tree said...


Yes help is on the way even from central Missouri where I live, Jefferson City & Columbia Mo have crews in New Jersey & New York

At times like these we are all ready to help out families that need help,

So glad you are able to give us an update

take care , we are all thinking about ya all

laurie said...

Yes! Thank you Dear Lord! What a horrible mess. I've been praying for all of you and will continue. So glad you are safe, and hopefully, you'll have power soon. When an ice storm hit our area, we were without power for 8 days. We were comfy with our gas logs and our gas hot water heater, and I kind of enjoyed it, because there wasn't power at the office, and I stayed home and lounged around and read a lot of books that had been on my reading list. However, I don't want to go through that again. I agree with you, stay inside and stay safe. laurie

Scribbler said...

I am so glad you and yours are all safe. I am also so sorry for all the damage around you. I hope none of those people around you were injured by the falling trees and power lines.

Take care -- we are all thinking about you all.

ETS

Alycia Nichols said...

What an awful shame! The size of those trees...just unbelievable! And from the root!!! I'm glad you guys are OK, and I hope the healing and restoration process is quick and seamless. I know so many people are still without power (you included, according to Kathleen's post), and I can only imagine how frustrating that must be. Lots of help rolling in from out-of-state according to the news broadcasts here, so hopefully it won't be much longer. Please stay safe!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

A horrible, awful mess for sure! So glad to hear you and K are ok! Just got elec and net back tonight-take care:@)

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

Wow, how terrible. Glad you are safe!
We escaped unscathed, thank God! but in our last home we had a major flood and lost a lot, so I have great sympathy to all those affected.
Blessings!

Ann Krucek said...

My Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your neighbors, glad to hear you are safe. We tend to take simple things like a hot shower for granted until we can't take one!! I hope some type of normalcy is restored soon. Take care.

Bellenza Wedding Bistro said...

So glad you and your family are safe! Hope you have your power back by now.

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Alma, I'm thankful you and yours are safe. Praying you'll know how to minister to those around you who were hit even harder... Be careful!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

So glad to hear that you and your family is safe . Our area suffered terrible flooding and damage from Irene and Lee last year so we are only too familiar with what the people affecting by Sandy are going through...

Hugs,
Debbie

Pat said...

So good to know you are okay. We are keeping everyone in our thoughts and prayers.

Wishing you all the best!!

Babs said...

I'd heard through the "blog vine" that you're safe and yes, thank the Lord for that. I hope by now you have power. It's such a shame about all the trees. Take care,
Babs

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

So glad you all are safe and sound! Sending prayers and wishes for a speedy clean up and recovery!
xo, Andrea

kitty said...

Oh my goodness, what devastation to see it through your photos. My prayers are with all of you. Thankfully, you and your family are okay. ((Big Hugs)) sent your way.

xinex said...

You must have been so relieved that you did not get any damage. So glad for that but it must have been scary, listening to the gusts of winds. Been there quite a number of times being from FL and MS. I pray that they can restore your power soon and that things will be back to normal for everyone....Christine

AshTreeCottage said...

I have been through a hurricane in Houston, so I know how frightening they are and all of the havoc one creates. Trees can be replanted, houses can be repaired, but lives lost become permanent heartache. You all have been through a tough time but you are safe and sunnier days will follow. Keeping you and yours in my prayers.

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Entertaining Women said...

Praising The Lord that Kathleen and you are safe. Glad to see that you have at least a modicum of access to your computer. Experiences like this always put things in perspective really quickly. In addition to your safety, I thought about all of your collection in the basement and hoped that you escaped flooding. I'm sure that for a while, that was the last thing on your mind. I'll continue to pray that you all can get back to some semblance of normal as quickly as possible. Thanks for touching base. Cherry Kay

lulumusing said...

You are indeed lucky when there is devastation all around you. There is much for which to be grateful.

Liz said...

Glad you are safe! Take care! Liz

pembrokeshire lass said...

So glad that you are OK I have been so worried about my blogging friends and so relieved when I hear they are OK! Bless you. Joan

Shelia said...

So glad you and your family are safe and my prayers are with you and all those affected by this terrible storm.
Blessings,
Shelia ;)

Cottage and Broome said...

Alma, So glad to hear you are safe, an amazing about of damage! My daughter in Brooklyn came thru the storm ok. The clean up will be along process for everyone. My thought are with you, Laura

Sarah said...

Stopping back by to check in. Kathleen is keeping me posted. So sorry you are still without power. What a mess! I'm just so relieved that you are safe!!!!
Wish there were something I could do to help you, dear friend.........Sarah