Hurricane Sandy, Please Go Away!
Mother Nature -You Are Definitely In Charge!
Everyone living in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia woke to the following news as rain pounded our shores and flood waters continued to rise from hurricane Sandy.
NBC news: “Seventeen people aboard a replica of the HMS Bounty abandoned ship early Monday while stranded at sea off the North Carolina coast. The owner of the 180-foot, three mast ship -- which was built for the 1962 Marlon Brando movie, "Mutiny on the Bounty" -- lost communication with the crew and alerted the Coast Guard to the situation.”
Since then we have learned all but two people have been rescued, but as of yet, the two missing people have not been found. Late last evening, their ship started taking on water, the crew abandoned into life boats and our brave service personnel of the Coast Guard took a great risk in the hurricane to answer the ships distress call.
Sandy has been causing destruction up the east coast for days now and she has not even made land yet. Our transit systems are closed, tunnels and bridges are closed, schools, businesses and government agencies are closed, flights are cancelled and parts of our interstate are under water. Sandy has now taken a north, northwest turn and is headed towards the Delaware Bay, with maximum winds of 90 mph. From the Outer Banks of North Carolina to the Virginia Beach coastline, we have flooded homes, restaurants and businesses, and piers and homes have been claimed by the sea. As the wind howls and rain bands sweep across my area, I am so grateful that for now, my power is still on and everyone I know is safe. Now, only about 36 hours to go and this storm will be gone from our area and clean up will begin. We are thinking of those who have yet to experience this hurricane, for it is far from over. If you are in the path, please take it seriously. The damage we have seen is from a storm who's center is off our coast. We are the lucky ones.