Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Apres le deluge.....

First of all thank you so much all the people who emailed and commented and kept on checking through the storm. It was pretty horrific, the shrieking wind and sheets of rain and the house groaning and banging like an old ship, but power only flickered, never lost it, very very lucky. We're a little island of power in a sea of darkness. The emergency notification system of the county worked well -- I got cell calls to tell me the town was in emergency mode,and then at 2 a.m., gawd, a call to let me know the police had lost their phone service! But as of this morning, I see little to no damage,amazing, really, and I think we can exhale. Still windy and a bit of rain, and we have to watch out for local flooding as always. But my son is fine in his neighborhood,and we are in ours. Phew! but do spare a prayer for all the poor folks with terrible damage and no power and no prospect of it any time soon.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Relief! I checked your blog just a while ago, nothing, then again now, and so glad to read you and yours are safe and sound. What a lot of damage this hurricane has caused, as viewed on TV. Our Nova Scotia relatives are in for the rain and wind from Sandy, heavy rainfall expected in a town where one relative experiences basement flooding. It's not over yet...J in Cowtown

trishka said...

liz, so glad to read that you are safe. i was thinking of you last night.

Minimiss said...

Phew is right. Glad you and yours are safe and sound.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Very glad to hear that you are okay! I've been thinking about you a lot over the past few hours and wondering how you were doing.

mittens said...

I was concerned, Liz, knowing you were far more in the path than we were--but we lost the power two nights ago and after it came on the next morning, we lost the internet until just a few hours ago. And I am so relieved to know you and HS are both okay.

Deep breaths, Liz. Slow deep breaths.