Last year our area was affected by hurricane Irene. Our power was out for several days. Early this past summer, we were hit by an unexpected derecho storm which caused a lot of damage and power outages. Almost our whole city (which is pretty large) was without power. Many people were without power for 5 days or more.
We were told that hurricane Sandy would be worse. We braced ourselves. Thankfully, we were spared and the storm did not hit us as hard as we expected. Yes, we got lots and lots and lots of rain. There were high winds, but it could have been much worse, like it was in other areas.
At our house, the power went out about 5:30 p.m. on Monday, just as the winds were getting strong. We got power back about 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Losing power is a big inconvenience. With Irene the weather was beautiful after the storm and we didn’t mind it so much. With the derecho it was really hot. That was pretty miserable.
With Sandy, it was cold. I admit that I did not like getting out of bed in a house that was about 55 degrees. But at least I have a house! Losing power is an inconvenience, but that’s all it is. It is not a hardship. With all three of the storms I mentioned, we did not have any major damage and neither did our neighbors. I’m so thankful.
Others are not so fortunate. Having felt some small effects of hurricane Sandy, I would like to encourage you to help those who are in need.
2 Easy Ways to Help
Donate $10 to American Red Cross by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to donate to Disaster Relief efforts.
Donate $10 to The Salvation Army by texting STORM to 80888. You can text STORM up to three times.
In both cases you will receive a confirmation text and need to reply with “YES”. Text donations will show up on your wireless bill. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
I hope that my readers are all safe. Please leave a comment and let me know if you or a loved one were affected by hurricane Sandy.