The next morning we were finally able to get out of the house. The power came back some time in the early morning, hubby went to work but when he came back we had to go to his sister's house to help clean up since she did have more damage and downed trees. This was also Halloween and I felt so bad for my daughter....she's been looking forward to trick or treating and it didn't look like this was happening. I got her dressed up in her black widow costume and we went to my sister-in-law's like that!
When we arrived, there was a lot to do....she didn't have damage to the house, but her trampoline and swing set were at the end of the yard, and a tree fell on her deck and tiki bar. It banged up her grill, but fortunately it still worked so she can cook. She was also without power, and from the look of her block it doesn't seem like she'll be getting power back soon.
The lines at the few open gas stations were miles long, it was ridiculous. This morning I'm here and ready to do some groceries and clean up the mess in this house, plus finish the laundry I started before we lost power.
I've seen more pictures from the storm and it is awful. Seaside Heights, our summer spot, is totally gone, homes completely destroyed and lives lost!
We were very fortunate to come out of this storm with no major losses, but I am thinking of everyone else who has suffered in this storm.
My heart and prayers go out to all the victims from this storm.