No I don’t think Sandy is a figment of my imagination. I live 2-3 miles from the Barnegat Bay, South of Toms River. Now I understand that many Freepers are not familiar with the area. Everything East of RT9 has been under mandatory evacuation, at least where I live. Even some area’s West of RT 9 depending on where they lie. I am as prepared as I can be.
One of the problems is that the flood zone maps for my area were created in the 1950’s. Long before most of the homes in my area were built. My house is approximately 10-12 feet above sea level. I am not that concerned about storm surge or flooding. The ultra sandy soil drains extremely fast. I am worried about losing sewer and water utilities. Also I have some large trees around my home. All solid healthy oaks but if they fall I am screwed.
Time to tough it out. I really don’t think based on what I see its going to be that bad however anything can happen.
Of course it all depends on where you live. Inland New Jersey got hammered with flooding after Irene. I truly think those people are going to bear the brunt.
You must be by me - I’m in Lacey, also about 2 miles west of Barnegat Bay. It gets eerily quiet and even stopped raining a few minutes ago, then the wind whipped up unbelievable.
Good luck- I figure tonight we lose the power - plenty of candles and even oil lamps on hand and lot’s of junk food, bread, and pb & j. Trees worry me also although last spring i cut down three bad ones.
For freepers who don’t know, Ocean County is a “liberated”
free red county in the socialist republic of New Jersey!
Thanks for the report.
Am quite familiar w your area. My cousins moved my aunt and uncle out of there two days ago and a second crew went in for prep. THey took a look at the surf with the few remaining able bodied young lads of the community.
They live a few blocks from the beach. Family’s been there for about a century. They and folks lke you, don’t need TWC to tell you something is on its way.