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Friday, November 2, 2012

Hurricane Sandy's Deadly Mayhem



Thanks for your thoughts and prayers during Hurricane Sandy. Please keep them coming for the numerous families here on the east coast who've lost loved ones, lost homes, and/or continue to be without power during this cold season.

Hurricane Sandy took lives, 40 and still counting in New York. Sadly, the two boys pictured above, 4 and 2 year old, Connor and Brandon Moore, drowned after currents ripped them from their mother's arms. Their SUV was overturned by flood waves on a Staten Island street. You can read the rest of that story here.

With our residence standing few hours outside the epicenter of the storm, my family and I were safe. We've been merely inconvenienced with the continued absence of power due to downed trees and wires. But we are blessed to have the most amazing friends.

As devastating as the winds were in our area, the worst of the damage was in New Jersey and New York. I imagine it'll be another few weeks, following the grim cleanup, before we know the actual death tolls. 





Keep your prayers coming, friends.

I'll try to be back to regular blogging soon.




UPDATED 11-3-12: We got power back yesterday afternoon. Slept like a baby in my own bed last night. Boy oh boy, there's no place like home! :-) 


10 comments:

Just a conservative girl said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So, so relieved that you and yours are fine. I was thinking about you during the storm.

I still have loved ones in CT, but everyone got through it fine, damage to materials things will be taken care.

namaste said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

jacg, thanks for keeping us in your thoughts. happy your loved ones in CT are safe.

Nikki said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Glad to see you peeking into the blog....praying continually!! Come on power!! Hugs to all of you! :)N

mCat said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for checking in....continued prayers and glad to see that as of tonight (Friday night) many more affected have received power back.
God bless!

namaste said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

nik, i got internet access at work for the first time yesterday. i felt disconnected from the world before that. thanks for being there with me by phone every day! :)

mcat, yes, we were one of the lucky ones who got power back yesterday. thanks for your thoughts and prayers :)

Pedaling said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

glad you are home, safe and sound.
prayers going out to you and all those affected in the east.
it has been crazy and heartbreaking to watch all the devastation on the news.

Always On Watch said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We here in the D.C. area dodged a bullet with this hurricane. This household was as prepared as we could be for the worst, and we thank God that the storm left us unscathed in every way.

But I have a friend on Staten Island, and he's keeping me informed about the terrible conditions there. People are going to be displaced for a long, long time.

And the loss of life! Horrific!

namaste said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

pedaling, thanks for your prayers.

aow, thank God the storm missed you. you have your hands full enough.

Moogie P said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You were on my mind. Glad your power came back -- living in New Orleans, I had kind of PTSD watching all the destruction and re-living the aftermath of Isaac. Prayers for a quick recovery.

tammy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I was thinking about you guys and praying you'd be safe. Glad to know you were.

That story above is so sad. Heartbreaking.