Sandy’s Wake

Just about one week after Sandy’s appearance, clean up and power restoration is underway.  My town fared pretty well but as you can see, there’s lots to do. Schools are still closed, power not completely restored.

While out searching for an open/operating gas station, I was able to shoot these pics around my town and neighboring towns. The last two shots are a clean-up truck and line-up to fill- up with gasoline.

Published by elenacaravela

My world is a wonder of visual candy and foreboding shadow shapes vying every waking moment for my full attention.

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  1. Wow! Surreal power, trees snapped off like nothing, scary photos, so glad it skipped you!

  2. Oh, what destruction. Unfortunately, living on an island, I know all about the ravages of wind and sea. I hope that conditions on the east coast improve quickly.

  3. Minus the snow, it reminds me of our October 13th storm a few years back, and Hugo as well, during a different lifetime of mine – stay safe, keep warm!

  4. From the pics it looks like you took a harder hit than we in Virginia did, although I live in a rural area with much room between houses and businesses, so the damage js harder to spot. My entire family weathered the storm without damage. We are so blessed. Glad to hear you fared well, too.

  5. Glad you’re safe, it seems like it’s gonna be a while before things get back to normal. I know many friends who are still with no power.

    I must say that while this was devastating, it showed so much love and compassion from people helping each other. It’s refreshing to see the good that comes out of the bad..

  6. Elena, my dear, I’m so sorry for Sandy hurricane disaster in your town! But also I’m so glad that you’re good! I hope mark Sandy, disappear as soon as possible!
    Have a wonderful day, dear Elena! Big hugs, much love, Stefania! 🙂

  7. Glad to hear you made it through as well as you did! Maybe some community spirit will come back out in some of these places. I think we’ve lost most of our community spirit in this country with people glued to their phones, computers and tvs so much! But there’s nothing like some downed trees and neighbors and need that can bring out the good in folks. 🙂

    1. Cindy, pleased to report that most people are helpful and generous. The problem from my perspective is driving. Most of the traffic lights are out on our very busy streets, and there are those who just plow on and don’t stop or wait. It’s an adventure.

  8. Glad you’re okay, elena! Hang in there. I really admire the courage and patience of people going through this disaster. It is incredibly heartbreaking to hear the stories of sadness and loss. I wish I could be there to help – I’ll donate some more to the Red Cross instead.

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