Finally got the internet back! Hurricane Sandy did a lot of damage around here in Long Island NY… Tree’s fell all over the place, power lines down, many have no electricity, mile long lines to the few gas stations that are open, people with red gas cans waiting on line, traffic lights out in some areas, damage to buildings… Lowe’s hardware store had a huge line of people with cars lined up buying generators like candy.
Thankfully the area where we live is in a no-flood zone. Areas by the bay got totally flooded and had mandatory evacuation. Several huge branches of our Weeping Willow Tree tore off, some of the fences came down and we had blackouts. The wind was so incredibly powerful – as strong as pines are, even they were swaying. Dirt, branches and leaves flying, wind was roaring but it didn’t rain much here and the birds were still partying by my bird feeders. Thankfully our 60ft pitch pine withstood the storm!