Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

 Hurricane Sandy did a significant amount of damage to the tri-state area. Thousands of people flooded out of their homes and large power outages throughout the area, this is expected to last for the next week or so! Sadly tragedy was also reported.

 Minimal damage here compared to other areas. In our development we mostly saw down trees and roof shingles blown off.
My next door neighbors house.
 The weeping willow in our backyard.
 The next few pictures are from Fox 5 news.
 I've lived in NY all my life and I've never seen so much damage and devastation caused by a storm!

 After all the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, look what we woke up to this morning!

 Such a large area of the country was affected by Hurricane Sandy, please keep them all in your thoughts and prayers.
 Praying your all safe!
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51 comments:

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Wow, Martina. I am glad that your are safe along with family...Yes I am watching the news down here in SC and cannot believe the aftermath in NYC. So sad! Stay safe!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

oh my goodness.. Thats awful and I am so sorry for all those in the disaster areas..
always a rainbow after the rain.

stay safe Martina and thanks for letting us know ya'll are ok..

Blondie's Journal said...

We were all praying hard for those of you on the East Coast. I'm so glad you are safe, I didn't know what kind of news we would wake up to. These pictures are just heart wrenching. Amazing that you woke up to a rainbow!

XO,
Jane

Kelly said...

I'm so glad that you posted about this today. I was wondering how you fared. Glad that you didn't experience devestating damage. A few roof shingles and a tree can easily be replaced. When I was watching the news this morning, several anchors reported seeing that beautiful rainbow you're showing. I think it was a welcome sight to many!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Martina, glad to know that you and your family are safe, and only sustained minimal damage! The pictures are just shocking.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

OMG!! This is awful, I'm so sad for my home town NY, but I'm so happy my family there and in NJ are fine and safe, except for heavy winds and some fallen trees. Praying for the people that have lost a lot. I've never seen anything as tragic like this happen in NY, I never thought hurricanes went to the East coast!
Keep safe and I love your picture from this morning Martina.
FABBY

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

So glad you are all OK. I saw that rainbow this morning on Good Morning America. Incredible.

Pam said...

Glad you're safe and sound. Beautiful rainbow!

Courtenay@Creek Line House said...

I'm up in Canada in the very Southern part of Ontario. Our house is still being rocked by these crazy winds, but I think it's starting to slow down just a bit now. We lost a lot of shingles off of our roof too, but that's about it so far. So glad you're all OK! That rainbow is a great thing to wake up to after all of that scary stuff.

Ron said...

Glad you are safe, Martina. I was worried about you and others.

chateau chic said...

So glad you made it through with minimal damage, Martina. Thankfully we were spared damage and power outage outside of D.C. as well.
Mary Alice

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I'm so happy that you and your family are safe and sound! I can't believe NYC either.
I talked to my son this morning and they came thur it fine...thank goodness!

Brandi said...

So glad you and your family are safe. Sorry about your tree. Weeping Willows are my favorite. I bet it was nice to wake up to the rainbow after such a crazy night. Unbelievable all the damage the hurricane caused. Praying for everyone that was affected.

NanaDiana said...

My goodness, Martina. You were certainly spared the worst of it- and even your neighbor's house is not too bad compared to what we are seeing on the news. Lovely rainbow-God's promise to us- xo Diana

Olive Cooper said...

Thankful to God you are safe. I have been praying and I confess worried a lot. {{{hugs}}} Olive

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I thought you would be without power. Glad to see y'all were spared.

Daphne Bryson said...

Hello Martina, Thank you for letting us know how you fared. It was dreadful to see the devastation unfurling on the English news this morning. I'm so pleased the effect on you was very small and that you are alright. My heart goes out to the people who have lost their lives, their homes and their livlihoods. It's such a tradgedy. We are thinking of you all. Take Care, Daphne

Daffodil Hill said...

Glad you're okay! Thoughts and prayers go out to you.

Babs said...

Martina, I'm so glad you're safe and don't have too much damage. Our son and his family are near Atlantic City and still don't have power either. Hugs and prayers for your family and neighbors.
Babs

Laura from Top This Top That said...

The rainbow is a sign that even though things look devasting right now,they will get better! I am happy to hear that you escaped unharmed with minimal damage. Thanks for letting us know.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Glad to hear that you are safe and suffered little damage. I lived in Florida for many years and saw first hand the effects of a hurricane. I am praying for all of those who have lost homes and lives.
Hugs,
Penny

Designs By Pinky said...

I am so glad you came out relatively unscathed. I pray for all those who sustained damage and losses. The roof shingles blown off is a shame. I actually thought it sounded like we were losing shingles last night but we didn't!!! The news pictures are unbelievable. XO, Pinky

AntiqueChase said...

glad you are ok. is that a pool at your neighbor's house or standing water?

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

It's so good to know you are okay, Martina! The rainbow is truly breathtaking!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

So glad you fared OK, Martina! The rainbow is beautiful and a wonderful reminder of God's love even in the midst of the tragedy. I have been praying for everyone along the east coast and those up into Canada too. Such devastation! Thanks for the update.

Blessings,
Sandi

Pamela said...

Sending prayers for all of those in her path! So glad to hear you varied well Martina and are safe!

Twinkle Terrior said...

So glad and grateful to God yall are alright and we continue to pray for the hardest hit. I'm from FL & it does get better, & recovery efforts bring ppl close together oxox

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Martina,
So happy to hear that all is good with you and your family. It's hard to believe that this storm came soooo late in the season.

Blessings,
Linda

Becca said...

So glad that you and your family are okay, Martina! The damage that hit elsewhere is devastating!

Carol said...

So glad you and your family are safe and only suffered minimal damage. The news is not so good in so many other areas.

Carol

Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

Glad you are ok with minimal damage around you. The pictures I am seeing are so sad. I pray they can get some help soon.

Shelia said...

Oh, Martina, I was wondering how you were and so glad you're safe! This storm has been so terrifying. My daughter and her family live in upstate, Niskayuna. She says they're fine. I'm glad no more happened than it did to your lovely home and grounds.
Blessings,
Shelia ;)

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

So glad you're okay, Martina. I teared up this morning looking at the devastation.

Laurie said...

so glad you are OK, what a frightening storm, That rainbow really was amazing wasn't it.I lost you for a while but I have started a new blog and have rejoined to follow you again,

Custom Comforts said...

Glad you are okay. I' ve been glued to the TV watching the hurricane news which has been so tragic and sad. I was just at the ocean a couple weeks ago and it's so hard to imagine it becoming such a raging monster.
Cindy

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Martina,
Oh, so much to be grateful for...so happy to hear that you and your family are okay! What a terrible storm. Take care now.
All the Best,
Christine

Andrea said...

so glad you and your family are ok. I was thinking about you!

Judy said...

we've been watching the news all day and it's just unbelievable what we're seeing...so glad ya'll didn't get anymore damage than you did.

praying for everyone being affected by Sandy.

Dixie Delights said...

So glad that y'all are okay and had minimal damage. Still praying for those that sustained loss and damage. xo

White Weathered Hutch, said...

So happy to hear that you and your family are safe. Such a terrible storm.
Thanks for the pictures. Such devastation.

Gina said...

Incredible! Glad you are safe!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Martina, I am so happy to hear that you are safe. I am so sorry your beautiful home had some damage. Roofs are at the mercy of big winds! I have been praying for all who are affected!
What a beautiful sight... it reminds me that even in the worst situation God is there to comfort us!
Beautiful rainbow!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

So glad you are safe and sound! Sending wishes for a speedy clean up for you and your lovely community.
xo, Andrea

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

So glad to hear that your family is safe and your damage was minimal. We were truly blessed that the storm bypassed us in SC this time but saddened by all of the devastation in your area. Praying for those who suffered loss and damage.

Art and Sand said...

It is hard to fathom the damage that has been done by Sandy. Our daughter was in Manhattan for an engagement party over the weekend. She got out on the last flight on Sunday. The rest of the west coast contingent is still there. My prayers are that the clean up will be timely for all the displaced people.

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

So glad to hear your family and home are all safe. My heart goes out to those less fortunate! x Sharon

Maria Elena said...

Martina, so glad to know that you and your family are safe! It is amazing to see the pictures of all the loss and damage. Praying for a quick recovery for all these families.

Suzy said...

I'm sure it was a terrifying experience for you. I'm very happy to hear that you and your family are safe. My heart just aches for all of the tragedy that others suffered.

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Oh Martina, what a scary storm that must've been. The pictures are amazing.

My prayers are with all of those affected.

Take care,
Pam

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Love the rainbow!! The devastation looks awful. So sad for the people who were affected by Sandy.

Anne said...

I am so glad that you and your family are safe.But what a horrible storm.We continue to keep everyone in our prayers.
xx
Anne

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