Hurricane Sandy was the worst natural disaster I had been through, never saw anything like it. Wind was very strong and it rained heavily all night. We were without power for 13 days. It was October and very cold. My neighbors large tree limb fell onto my driveway and that was one huge problem. We kept candles on at night around strategic places where nothing could get to them and then blow them.out when we slept.
About 3 or 4 days after the storm, I took a drive around town and neighboring towns. It was a disaster; trees were pulled out of the ground and laying across streets, lawns, and even across a ramp-bridge in town. Telephone wires were down. Some homes were destroyed by trees. Days later, the library was open and it had a generator. We headed there to get on computers to see what was going on in the rest of the world. And we were so bored at home, all we could do was read. Halloween was naturally cancelled, and school was cancelled for about 2 or even 3 weeks. So many people lost their homes, was the worst part. It was very tragic.
I will never forget that storm!
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