Good Morning, friends! This post is going to be short and I likely won’t be blogging for a few days due to Hurricane Sandy.
These are the evacuation zones for my hometown, Staten Island. There is currently a mandatory evacuation in place for residents living in zone A. We are just outside zone A (the red on the map). My older sister and her family are in zone C (currently not required to evacuate) but my mom falls right in the middle of zone A. So her and my sister spent last night at our home.
While the wind and rain pose a severe threat to Staten Island, we are most concerned with the water surge from the Raritan Bay. We are bracing and expecting the worst – we spent most of the weekend preparing our home and shopping for essentials.
I will keep everyone as updated as I can, but are anticipating power outages that can last for extended periods of time, so access to a computer and internet may not be feasible.
My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who is in the path of this storm – especially those that are in her direct path (the models currently show that we are NOT in the direct path of Sandy). Let’s hope that the models are making this storm worse than she will be.