Friday, November 2, 2012

Oh Sandy

 Coney Island Monday and Tuesday.

 Power outage Monday night. Power is supposed to be out until Friday from 34th street down. This happened when a power station on 14th street (right by the Highline and the Hudson river) exploded Monday night.

Tuesday morning view of lower Manhattan still without power.  (A before and after shot)

Wednesday morning there is still intense flooding in the subway system. Those are escalators that lead you a story or two down into the subway. One gross fact for ya, the rats got pushed up out of the subway system. We all hoped they would drown, but they are apparently excellent swimmers and are now on higher ground carrying all sorts of diseases. Disgusting.

Below is the Bowling Green subway station. You know, the one right by the big bronze bull? 

To add to the destruction a fire broke out in Queens. My heart goes out to these families who lost so much. 

This is a glimpse at what happened on Station Island. 

(None of these images were taken by me. Though we have been to all of these places before the storm. These were taken from various news websites.)

Thursday morning Zach and I took the trains that were partially running downtown to work. As I got off at the last stop, 34th street, I started the walk. Two avenues over and 17 blocks down. When I finally go to my office on 17th street I stepped inside and realized how dark it was. There was obviously no power, and no way I would be hanging out alone in that building by myself. I have been working remotely until they can get the power back up in lower Manhattan.

May you all be having a safe and blessed Friday.


Stepper the Mighty said...

Those images are crazy. I wanted to go scouting to see some of this destruction for myself, but I'm kinda glad that the three kid load keeps me pretty home bound.

I didn't think about the rat issue. Yikes.

Zach and Sara Allen said...

I know too gross right? I love your blog by the way. you are such an entertaining writer.

Stepper the Mighty said...

One of these days I'm going to have to pick your brain about your experience blogging with ads...