Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A Quick Update

Many of you have probably already heard about the freak storm that ripped through the East Coast on Friday night. My area of NJ, Salem County, was one of the hardest hit. It looks like a war zone down here. Trees and power lines are down everywhere, homes were destroyed and two people were killed by falling trees. The damage from this storm was worse than Hurricane Irene. Luckily, we escaped without damage. Our power is out though, and the electric company is saying it won't be back on until Friday at the earliest. We have a generator to run the well, so, while it's inconvenient, we will be OK. Hopefully, we'll resume our regularly scheduled programming (and lives) this weekend.

7 comments:

  1. Yikes! Glad to hear you're okay... As I already commented on another post from someone in South Jersey, I am amazed at what a big difference there can be across such a small state. It just seemed like a normal summer thunderstorm here in Central NJ!

    Hopefully you can still stay cool in this heat.

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    1. This storm was crazy! People less than a mile from here have power and no damage, less than a mile in the other direction they lost homes, barns and fences were flattened.

      Thankfully, we're pretty good at "rednecking" stuff, so we've managed to get the well and the internet running. Priorities..... We have them!

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  2. Glad to hear you and yours are safe! It seems like the weather all around the country had been insane lately. Hopefully they get the power back on sooner rather than later!

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    1. Thank You! The weather lately is strange. But, I guess it just goes with the saying: "The only thing that stays the same is that everything changes".

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  3. Hi Shannon,

    We just got power back last night (Tuesday) around 9 pm, but I think the farm is still without. I hope that yours will return sooner than projected. As I am typing this, I hear thunder in the distance. What is going on with this weather?

    Take Care,
    Val

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    1. Yep, that's thunder. We're supposed to have more storms today. I'm hoping they don't push the electric company's schedule back any further!

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  4. Hey Shannon-

    So glad to hear that you are all okay! We were spared major damage, though one home did burn down form a lightening strike. I think the storms ran out of steam coming across the sound - lucky for us. Hoping your creature comforts are restored soon!! :)

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