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Hurricane Sandy Update: From Irene

Published: October 29, 2012 | Last Updated: August 1, 2015 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

As Hurricane Sandy approaches…

What an absolutely eerie day. It’s after sunset and quite dark. The wind outside is howling more loudly than I’ve ever heard it before. Like millions of other east coasters we are battening down the hatches as Hurricane Sandy approaches.

We have some extra food, water, and batteries—and chocolate—and we’ll try to remain as safe and comfortable as we we can be over the next couple of days. The biggest immediate threats are the tall, old trees that surround our house; hopefully, they’ll bend rather than fall. We may lose electricity and our Internet connection but I have my fingers crossed…

I hope you all are someplace safe and secure. I wanted to jot this note off because I didn’t know when I could check in again. If you are affected by the storm, please check in here, too, by telling us where you are and leaving a comment.

If you are someplace sunny with calmer weather than New York has right now, I hope you’ll poke around at the new redesign of this blog. It still needs a little more tinkering but it’s getting there.

Warm regards, Irene

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  1. monica devine says:

    i send my best to you & your family & friends following the devastating storm. i’m staying up to date via short wave radio while retreating at our cabin in alaska to write; here, a gentle snow is falling & the land is eerily quiet. not so long ago, there were no communications to be had in these woods…but now i’m grateful to follow the epic reports from news on the east cosst. we are all truly, connected.

  2. Irene says:

    Hope people fared well overnight. We only lost TV and Internet so we were quite lucky. But the roads around us are impassable with fallen trees and power lines. Schools are closed too.

    The devastation in NYC Isvhard to fathom.

    Won’t be easy to read or post here until I’m back online but I’ll try my best.

    Everybody else OK?

    • jacqueline says:

      Irene, we are all glad and relieved to hear you and your family are fine!!

      We never got those strong winds here in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, as predicted. As a matter of fact, the rain was minimal and today was a beautiful HOT sunny day! Go figure!

      P.S. Irene, I just finished watching your interview on Katie Couric’s show. Loved it! It was nice to actually see you and hear you speak!

  3. Elle says:

    Glad you’re doing well, Irene! (Or as well as you can be doing in a situation like this!) Thoughts and prayers to everyone on the East Coast dealing with Sandy. Please stay safe!

  4. Jacqueline says:

    Dear Irene:

    My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family – that you will be safe during this monster storm. I had read that New York has shut down all the subways and people were told to leave.

    I am in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and luckily for us, the worst of the hurricane will bypass us. We will be getting light rain for the next 4 days (instead of the heavy rain predicted since the weekend began – it has been quite the opposite – sunny and mild here). Starting tonite, we are supposed to have strong winds of 90 kms/hour.

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