I know those are odd words, because so far here in Maryland we’ve had two reported tragic deaths related to Hurricane Sandy – now Super storm Sandy. We really did get lucky here as Sandy only gave us a glancing blow instead of just running us over. Yes, there were hairy moments and we had a flickering lights, a block away from us browned out for 10 minutes and some minor flooding around the basement door, but it could have and should have been a lot worse. At one point Sandy was accelerating just before landfall and heading right for us, then she spluttered and lost a lot of strength. In essence we got the weak part of the storm and for that I am very thankful. Continue reading
No escaping it now… All of us along the Northeast coast are in for a pretty wild 24-36 or more likely 72 hours as Hurricane Sandy starts making its way inland. The projected landfall seems to be in New Jersey, but this storm is so large we are going to experience it in fact it most likely is going to run straight over us… So my friends… If you are under that big red projected path above, be smart, be safe, keep a bag packed and have an evac route planned. For further advice about what to do in this sort of Emergency please click here.
Last year we got side-swiped by Hurricane Irene, which was fairly anti-climatic for us up here in Baltimore. We got rain, wind and a lot more rain, but not much else. Other parts of Maryland got hit a lot harder and now it looks like we are going to be receiving Hurricane Sandy sometime in the next four days, albeit when it gets to us it may only by Tropical Storm force, but that will be enough to cause some problems and it looks like Baltimore is direct in its path this time. So in the spirit of public service I once again offer my Hurricane survival guide – click here to read them.