Not so Bad, so Far.

Front end of Sandy has blown out of the creek, the storm is still about 1500 miles wide so the back end will not arrive until later. (tomorrow maybe?)

The storm went right overhead a cat 1 hurricane merging with a big low pressure trough.

About ten inches of rain according to my rain gauge and no power since early Monday pm.

Much less wind than I expected, maybe about 75 in the gusts, but a steady 60 for about ten hours. Leaves were shredding from the trees and the house is now stuck all over with debris

Quick pic of the dock this morning.

Yes, the dock is still there, it’s just under two feet of water, about four feet of storm surge on top of the high tide. The blue dinghy cover blew to bits about 7:00 pm I was not inclined to try to rescue it in the dark.

The water will fall as the tide goes out today but high tide Wednesday morning is threatening another 4 foot surge so we may have higher water tomorrow than we had today, if that happens I may have to put to sea for a while.

Gotta run, the wood stove needs stoking.

Author: Low Wattage

Expat Welshman, educated (somewhat) in UK, left before it became fashionable to do so. Now a U.S. Citizen, and recent widower, playing with retirement and house remodeling, living in Delaware and rural Maryland (weekends).

8 thoughts on “Not so Bad, so Far.”

  1. Thanks for the update, LW. It’s very interesting to hear from the horse’s mouth. I’ll continue to keep my fingers crossed for you.

  2. Hey you got off lightly. CNN running constantly here showing the devastation, what a bloody nightmare further North.
    Aren’t wood burners wonderful? Wouldn’t be without ours either not out here where we lose the electricity regularly in the winter.
    Hang in there.

  3. Thanks for this update, LW.

    Are you serious about taking the boat out? I suppose one of the problems is that you don’t know quite what to expect.

    Keep safe, and I hope the worst doesn’t happen.

  4. Mornin’ LW. In the circumstances it is a particular pleasure to see you back online and I am relieved to hear you still have a roof and are above water.

    However it was the “…and no power since early Monday PM” bit that grabbed my attention as no power means no freezers presumably. Now, I happen to run a multinational relief organisation, Save-a-Haunch Inc. (est. oh, about ten minutes ago), for the preservation of the choicer cuts of moose, deer, bison, caribou and the like that you might happen to have defrosting about your person. Just say the word and I’ll be there, as the song goes. It’s all totally altruistic you understand and the charges very reasonable.

    Ahem. (Clears throat distractedly).


  5. OZ: Your thoughtfulness is touching especially in these selfish and avaricious times. I mentioned elsewhere that the generator had been fueled and all was secure.

    Low Wattage :

    CO: We did take the boat but not as far as we planned, we surfed back into the creek this morning. Have now secured everything movable and fueled up the generator, (we are almost guaranteed a power outage from this one). I did not check the nearest WalMart but I expect people are lining up to buy bread, milk and snow shovels.

    Soutie: Yes a cat 1, so we may not get much wind, but it looks like the storm may combine with a front coming in from the west which will slow it down, so we will probably get some super high tides, and the latest forecast is for 12 inches of rain locally.

    In any case I thought we did “Charity” last month (some would say overdone, perhaps).

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