Hurricane Sandy Over Prospect Bay – The Morning After

Hurricane Sandy has left a path of destruction throughout the East Coast.  Through the night our area was blasted with continuous high gusts in the 50-70mph winds; and it was scary, I really expected our windows to blow in from the direct winds pounding them.  But here I am, with electricity no less, thanking God we were spared here at home.  Silly me, we slept with the bathroom exhaust fan on in our bedroom to help drown out the howling wind.  Honestly, it helped!  I am still amazed and cannot believe we did not lose power overnight.  As daylight begins to appear, I can see Kent Island has power along their waterfront.  I did get up at at 5:40am to see what the high tide due at 5:51am was doing.  It appears we had an extra 2-3 feet of high tide, it was crashing up over the riprap onto our grass with debris.  The winds are still at 20+ mph from the south, gusting in the low 30’s, along with a steady rain.  I now do feel safe.  🙂

As we wait for the Governor of Delaware to lift the driving ban, we are watching TV and seeing all the destruction north of us.  Heartbreaking.  Our thoughts are with everyone that has been affected.  We are anxious to know how our commercial building fared in Middletown, Delaware, and should know soon, once our daughter & son-in-law who lives close by can slip over there to check on it soon as the driving ban is lifted.

A silver lining with the aftermath.  Look who also made it through the storm safely and returned this morning for a little fishing?

Our daily visiting Great Blue Heron, who also survived and returned this morning.

“Our” Great Blue Heron

I’ve watched him for a little while, he’s still out there trying to figure how to get to the water and be able to stand safely to fish.

The aftermath of this morning’s high tide. Thankfully it wasn’t real bad!

For those that were in Sandy’s path, continue to keep safe as you check out your local area.  I’ll see if I can get out to get some photos.

Thanks for stopping by and keeping up with me through Hurricane Sandy!

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