Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sandy's On The Way

I ventured out this morning on my last round of hurricane errands.

After picking up more groceries and filling the tank I headed over to Firefighter's Park in Union Beach, NJ which faces Raritan Bay.

I live 2.8 miles inland from the shore and it's amazing what a difference that small distance makes. The wind was rocking the car, it was difficult to open the door and there were tree branches all over the road.




The wind was pushing in from the water.




The water was high and every time the wind blew the foam rushed up over the wooden piling. It stung my face.


This house was being reinforced. It faces the bay. I love how the statue seems oblivious to the work going on behind her.


I have no idea where flying watermelon came from. Beware of flying fruit folks!


The town has these earth movers strategically placed near all the spots off Route 36 that normally flood.

Stay Safe Everybody.

28 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Very scary, Dianne, and with the added problem of flying fruit, it sounds like Sandy is a hurricane with a mind of her own.
K

Jay Simser said...

You know I have never waned to experience a hurricane. I hope that you don't have too rough a time. I sometimes wonder what it was like before we had the National Weather Service to warn us about these things. Stay safe.. Hugs (and from Molly and Cassie also)

Happy Elf Mom said...

Hunker down and stay safe!

caregiver/Gin said...

Dianne, stay safe down there! We will be praying for you all. Keep us posted on how you are doing.

Sylvia K said...

It does sound scary!! But your area does seem to be prepared!! Do stay safe, I'll be thinking of you and Hope!! Hugs to you both!!

Rambling Woods said...

This sucks..and you guys have been hit before..we are going to get some too.. 5 inches of rain which will be a problem for our yard..but nothing like you guys...is Mother Nature angry at us..she certainly has reason to be....Michelle

DJan said...

I wonder where the heck the flying watermelon came from! I'm hoping that Sandy comes and goes without any loss of life. Stay warm and dry!

Mike said...

You're going to be out in the middle of Sandy taking pictures aren't you?

ds said...

Be safe, Dianne, you and all your family.

Ron said...

We have a big screen TV at work, so I was briefly watching the weather report on and off all afternoon.

WOW...I can't believe the water in that fourth photo down. That is SOME wind!

I've been through several of these big hurricanes living in Florida, so I'm prepared.

You take care, dear lady. Stay safe and warm.

Sending ya good vibes...

((((( You )))))

X to you and the gang!

Ivanhoe said...

Hunker down and stay safe, my friend! Will be thinking of you.
Hugs from Ohio,
I.

HermanTurnip said...

Frightening! I've been hearing some pretty horrible things about this storm. Stay safe, and baton down the hatches! ...and keep up updated!

CrystalChick said...

I've been a bit uptight all day over the impending weather. We're as prepared as we can be though.
Stay safe, Dianne.

Linda Reeder said...

We'll be following the storm news and hoping for the best. Many of us have lots of blog friends in the storm's path, and I have some family too.

Halcyon said...

Stay safe!!!

Betty said...

Stay safe! Hope you don't have any damage.

Cherie said...

Sounds like you're ready and have battened down your own hatches. I'll add my "stay safe" wishes to everyone else's. *hugs*

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Seeing plywood places over windows reminds me of a lot. Beware of storm surges , though! Take care!

christopher said...

Ditto on the stay safe...and hoping all the predictions don't materialize.

Akelamalu said...

Stay safe Dianne, I'll be thinking of you.

EG CameraGirl said...

I hope all is well with you, Dianne. Be safe!

Jackie said...

I was thinking of you and your family today - stay safe, and hope Sandy disappears quickly!

jabblog said...

I hope Sandy will have lost most of her power by the time she makes landfall. Keep safe, keep warm.

Daryl said...

maybe Gallagher was nearby

here its all plain rain and wind .. la la la la

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Scary -- somehow your pictures and post make it seem more real, because I feel like I know you, than everything I've read and heard on the news. Take care, be safe!

Hilary said...

Watermelon? You must have been visiting the seedy side of town.

Stay safe, dear Di and family.

Reb said...

Scary looking, especially that flying fruit. Hope you are well prepared for the worst.

Lowell said...

What great photos! I'm just glad you made it home safely! Sheesh!