Frankenstorm Apocalypse

The hype around Hurricane Sandy reached a peak this morning. School was called off, I was told to stay home from work and the TV stations are doing live remotes from all the usual waterfront areas and are preempting the national morning shows to show viewers how sleep deprived their weather-people are.

Last night I went out to pick up candles and hot chocolate just in case. The kids got up at about 6:30, so we made Pecan Cinnamon Rolls for breakfast. At 9:00 we put on our rain gear and braved the impending doom and took the dog out for a walk.

The first thing we saw was the Fire Trucks outside our door.

The Fire Department is out and about.

Next we decided to go check if the storm was kicking up any good waves in the Harbor.  High tide was still three hours away and the water was only a couple of feet from washing over the walls.

Sure Looks Like This Area will Flood.

Old Ironsides Looks Battened Down and Ready for Anything

The kids were having a blast playing in the wind.

This Hurricane Stuff is Fun Daddy

Whoa! Somebody Help Me, We are Blowing All Over the Place

Then we were off to find early storm damage.   We saw our first downed tree branch at the end of an alley.

Peering Down the Alley We Spy Our First Storm Damage.

Next is the little park up the street, there are always tree branches down there.  We were not disappointed.

There is the Second

That’s enough for now.  We plan on going back out at high tide to see if we were right about the flooding.


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I live and work in downtown Boston.
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1 Response to Frankenstorm Apocalypse

  1. M. says:

    Batten down the hatches and keep me updated about the storm. It’s weird hearing about all this stuff from so far away.

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