Sandy is no TreeHugger.

I had a message from my son, late this morning. He and the family are fine, except for the fact that their power has been out for more than a day now, and it’s unlikely that it will be restored anytime soon.Β  They do have friends who aren’t affected by the power outage, so he was able to go round to their house to recharge his phone and send me these photos.

His back yard wasn’t badly hit, as after the last hurricane, he had many big trees removed, so this time, it’s just a few branches that were damaged.

One year, he had a humongous tree uproot itself from the sidewalk, and fall right across his front lawn, smashing into the front of his house. Luckily no-one was home at the time, as it did tremendous damage.

Some of the neighbours had similar incidents this time, as Sandy decided that certain trees were in the wrong place. Such a pretty pic, but look more closely,

and you can see that it landed right on top of a car parked in the driveway.

It’s going to take some time before the streets are cleaned up.

At least I know my family is all safe and they have great friends who have offered help whilst the power is off. At times like these, everyone is only too willing to give assistance. It’s amazing how a calamity draws people closer together. Thanks so much to you all for your concern. This blogging community is made up of wonderfully caring people. πŸ™‚

102 comments on “Sandy is no TreeHugger.

  1. Glad to hear they are safe and their property did not suffer much damage. The photos are rather scary! We had a bit of a fright with our own little cyclone, but thankfully it passed without much damage too.

  2. Good lord! Glad your loved ones and friends are fine too. Those are amazing photos. I was so torn out by the whole thing, I barely took photos. I have a few…

  3. Great pictures of the hurricane and the damage it can do…. Where is your son’s house? Maybe I missed it since I’m reading these entries from most current to less current….

  4. I’m so glad to hear that your son and the rest of the family are safe. We have been following on the news from Norway too.

  5. Your son’s neighborhood still looks lovely even after the storm toppled the trees. I’m glad everyone is okay….its amazing how most of the trees fell in between the houses instead of on top of them! What a storm.

  6. It is so wonderful to hear that your family is safe – I know how worried you were! We are still awaiting confirmation that one nephew in Hoboken has gotten out of his building – he was safe, but unable to leave last we heard. Everyone else is accounted for and safe. We just got our power back… All in all, we’e very fortunate!

  7. You must’ve been so relieved to get the phone message and photos and find out all is well apart from the power, with all our electrical equipment now-a-days it is very difficult to keep in touch if we cannot recharge every thing.

  8. Hi Ad, Oh My! So pleased to hear your son is safe and well. Better the cars than the home. It must have been terrifying listening to it happening and not being able to do anything. Nature is so cruel at times. Beautiful houses by the way.
    Take care,
    Florence xx

  9. So sad to see those beautiful trees down. It’s a shame that it takes tragedy like this to make people realise they even have neighbours half the time. I guess that people draw together when it’s necessary is something. πŸ™‚

  10. My son is in New York right now, working on Long Island. He and his workmates moved out a few days ago and they are fine, but I imagine there will be a mess to clean up when they get back to the vineyard. I have first hand experience as we were involved in the severe floods in Brisbane last year. It is hard to believe the mess water can leave behind.
    You are right about a disaster bringing people together. There were armies of volunteers all over the city helping when the water went down.

  11. It looks as if the KZN coastline is in sympathy with NJ! A gale-force wind has been blowing since last night and is showing no signs of calming down.
    Good news that all is (relatively) well with the family.

  12. yes, this is the law of nature, they destroy we create, we destroy they create.
    I am glad you are fine, and look at those Blogger express sympathy and solicitude for your situation, it shows that this earth are full of beautiful peoples.

    • Thanks, Tandy. They’ll manage without electricity, They have a gas hob and an outside grill, and can always go and shower at friends’ houses. πŸ™‚

  13. I am glad you have heard from your son and was able to see the damage the storm has done. It must have relieved your mind. Praying all will continue to go well.


  14. So glad to hear that everyone is OK and I am sure that they will get things cleaned up as soon as possible. I know workers from our electric company are out there to help restore the power lines.

  15. Hi AD, I’m glad our trees don’t get that big that they create havoc when they are blown over 😐

  16. Wow, good thing no one was in the car. It is amazing to me how wind can uproot huge trees like that and blow them over. Very powerful. I’m glad your son and his family is ok. πŸ™‚

  17. So glad that he is able to charge his phone so that he can keep in touch…at time like these it IS good to have a community to share our feelings and concerns with…:)

  18. I bet you were worried! It looks like the storm was quite a mess. Hopefully things get cleaned up soon and your son and his family get their power back, especially so the kids can enjoy some food old fashioned trick or treating!

    • Yes it does look a mess there, but in a couple of weeks, I’m sure everything will be back to normal. I’m not sure if it will be in time for Halloween though. πŸ˜‰

  19. Given all the wonderful pictures you’ve shared, I almost feel like family, so concern for your son was added to the other friends in the path of this monster storm.

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