Thursday, November 1, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Huntington Long Island, New York October 2012

 The reporters weren't exaggerating this time when they said that Hurricane Sandy was going to be a "Storm or the Century."

Waves from Sand before the storm hit.  Huntington Bay.

 Pictures during the week in Huntington Bay as Sandy made her way up to Long Island.   The Long Island sound is usually calm, but it looked like Robert Moses beach on the South Shore with wild and high waves.
 The back back with many small and medium trees down.
 Town workers with a tree around the corner from my house that took up part of the roadway.  Unfortunately it was leaning on a large old house.
 Across the street from my house is Heckscher Park.
 The area is very boggy and many, many ancient trees toppled over in the hurricane force winds.
 They hit one another and changed the look of the park for the next generation.

 A huge Locust fell fell next to the painted gas station.
 Around the corner on 25A, or East Main Street, a tree hit another old house.
 I kept walking around Heckscher Park.

 The area is low lying and trees along the Creek couldn't hold.

 Some cracked with the intense winds.

 Willow trees fell.
 This was along West Main Street,
 and just across from these trees a telephone pole snapped, hit trees and ripped the wiring off this beautiful old house,
 creating one of the many, many driving hazards on 25A that day.  There were wires everywhere across Long Island.
 an out building crushed by a tree near the tennis courts.

 ancient tree after ancient tree felled by this storm.
 The out building by the Arsenal, crushed.

The tree was there this morning waiting on a long list for removal.
 I only noticed the day after the storm that my 40 year old Blue Spruce out front had been lifted and was leaning over the road.  Since it has been compromised and will fall with the next extreme wind or snow, it regrettably has to come down.  Many people were killed by this storm while driving as trees fell on their cars. Just can't take a chance with this tree, no matter how lovely it is.  The area that was photographed was just a block or two.  It was too dangerous to drive, so I took theses pictures while walking.  The post is late because my electricity was restored a day or so later. 


JC said...

Wow !!! I'm so glad that your place didn't get any damage.

It's terrible what's happen to your part of the world.

We get the rain almost every year and then the wind. Trees go down like that for us a lot. Only not that many and not that much damage.

One year we had three go down and take out six sections of fence but they landed on our deck, just missing our house.

Again, so glad that you are ok.

Elizabeth said...

looks really scary
so glad you have power
Bobby doesn't.
nor do we!!!!
writing from friend's house


Willow said...

Oh dear. What a mess. I'm thankful though that you are safe.

The photos look like my daughter's neighborhood in Ohio did last summer after that horrible storm in July.

Bernie H said...

Living in an area where cyclones are common, these scenes look all too familiar ... well apart from the different styles of houses and perhaps different types of trees. The destruction and devastation is very familiar. It's such a sad thing to witness the loss of fabulous old trees. Glad that you're fine and that your place was OK.

Sinclair said...

I am so glad to know that you are alright and that you have power restored. The damage to all the areas this storm hit is just horrific.

Stay safe!

Sinclair said...

I am so glad that you are alright. The damage from this storm is just horrific. Stay safe.