Tuesday, August 30, 2011

We Survived Hurricane Irene

We made it through the hurricane! We were as prepared as we could be. We brought all our outside furniture in, had nonperishable food, flashlights, and extra batteries.

We were very lucky that our area of NJ had minimal damage. We have some water damage in our garage from a spot where our roof leaked. And part of the ceiling in on of the bathroom's is coming down from water getting in. We lost power for a few hours, but were so lucky it came back on! Some of my friends are without power and they are predicting it won't be back on for a week! We also have a pretty large tree down in our yard. It came from a neighbor's yard but fortunately didn't land on anything.

Sadly, my hometown was hit really hard. They are suffering from a lot of flooding. My parents still live there and they got lucky. But many parts of the town are still underwater.
This is a park, softball field, and tennis court. I spent a lot of time there when I was younger.

The water on the roads was very deep! It has dried up a lot, but many roads are still closed.

I hope everyone else got through the storm without damage. If you wrote a post with pictures from your area please leave a link so everyone can check it out!


ElmoFan said...

Wow. That's a lot of water. Glad to hear you made it through ok.

Jenerally Speaking said...

Wow, thats awful but I'm glad that you guys were okay!!