East Coast Readers: How Are You Doing?

If you are connected, please send us some updates on your situation via the comment section.

Here’s hoping you are all well.

EmailPrintFriendlyShare

2 comments to East Coast Readers: How Are You Doing?

  • My extended family lost three docks on adjacent units on the bay in Ocean City, N.J. and the carpet in one of the units was flooded, but our homes in Chester County, Pa. are fine and the power is on.

    News reports indicate that most of the 13 deaths reported in Pa. and N.J. were caused by falling trees. In 2000, I fought wildland fires in Wyoming and discovered that the way to avoid being hit by falling trees is to look into all wind gusts. I couldn’t hear the trees falling because the wind was louder than any sound from the trees but I could see them and had plenty of time to move out of the way if I was looking in the right direction. This could be life-saving advice for anyone caught in a storm or traveling in “the black” of a wildland fire. We were never taught this in our wildland firefighting training and I haven’t been able to convince government organizations to incorporate it into current training.

  • dd

    it sucks, i’m in NJ and we have limited power though many have backup systems.

    the place to worry about is the NJ and DE shore areas. total destruction.

    those in the caribbean and southeast know all about bad hurricanes, but the northeast is ill-prepared for this kind of beating. in my 0.6 acre yard alone in suburban NJ i have 7 trees over 100 feet tall and at least a dozen over 50 feet, oaks, maples and pines. i lost 3 last Fall, thankfully none this time (Darwinism). for those who don’t know the area of landfall, most of suburban NY is extremely wooded.

    the rainfall was centered south of me, the Mid-Atlantic region got the rain, we got the wind … although we all had our fair share of both.

    beach houses were annihilated. Bastiat could explain to most of the dopes why this is in actuality not a good thing from a human OR economic standpoint.