Sunday, November 4, 2012
not that we could go anywhere , our town was hit hard, actually the county was hit hard in NJ
more than 90 % of the county was without power when Sandy hit. OUr town was 100 percent without power as well as 10 other towns in our county. ANd we are in North Jersey where your not even seeing on the evening news reports everything is about South Jersey. Things are BAD When you see them after 2 days evacuating an assisted living care facility with school buses and ambulances its sad.
The hospital was still running on a generator after 2 days, wheres the priorities????
ok so I will vent a little here....stop reading if your don't want to hear it. I usually keep my blog upbeat and happy and all about quilting but this time I just have to speak :) First let me say we are fine , very thankful for that, and yes life will go on but.....
We are still without power and the town is starting to no longer look like a war zone with the amount of trees down but still no power in 90% of the town, they are hoping in the next week we will all have power.
This is crazy that they can't get the power on faster then this in mho. How they chose to return power to customers is just not understandable. this is the 3rd time in just over a year we have been without power for over a week.
There are no hotels available in the area , most of them are without power too.
Gas station lines are miles long, people running out of gas before they even get to the pump
The stories about this storm are true , the damage is incredible, so hard to explain in words..
we were so lucky the tree didn't hit my car less then 4 ft from where it fell
or the house we consider ourselves so lucky to have faired another storm without any damage that can't be replaced but I still think in this day and age and the US Gov't could be helping more by sending in more troops to help in the clean up of trees and more equipment from all over the country and power crews to help turn the power back on sooner . this is truly a national disaster in NJ.
I feel so bad for so many families that have lost their homes and businesses that are lost or damaged
the workers with no job now too....
I know once my power is back on I would love to make a few quilts to donate to those families that lost everything, hopefully a few quilt guilds in the area will have set up some programs for us to donate thru...anyone here of a guild doing this yet????
hopefully will be back in a few days with quilting news soon....
THANK YOU for all the emails asking if we are ok...
I truly appreciate it.