|Queens Creek as of Saturday afternoon|
Scroll to the bottom for Monday evening's update to this post.
|Dock and boat house as of Saturday afternoon. Nothing unusual here.|
|Queens Creek as of Sunday afternoon, inching its way into my yard.|
|Sunday morning the tide was well over the dock.|
|This is pretty standard whenever we get a good storm.|
As of Sunday, the storm called Sandy has caused the standard high water levels and flooding associated with most major storms. The wind hasn't really been an issue thus far, however as of this moment it's picked up substantially. So far we've not lost current (aka power), but it's pretty safe to assume we will at some point. Residents in low lying areas of the county have been asked to evacuate.
(This makes me laugh just a little because the very definition of Mathews County is "low lying," barely above sea level. Relatively speaking, though, some areas are lower than others. Thankfully my house in Hudgins is on a patch of slightly higher ground. Even so, we never assume we're safe from high water. We just keep an eye on it.)
For now, we're fine. If you don't hear from me it's only because we have lost either internet or power or both.
I'll post more when I can. In the mean time I hope everyone in the path of the storm stays safe.
Monday Evening Update:
I HAD TO GO TO WORK ON MONDAY. THE END.
So, yes, my place of employment was open on Monday. The kids stayed home from school and will be home Tuesday as well. This morning I waited until daylight to make the hour long commute in because of the possibility of standing water and tree limbs. However, neither was an issue.
Although the winds whipped and the rain continued, I stayed at work until 4:00 p.m. My commute home was entirely uneventful.
Since I was the only idiot who had to work Since most everyone else stayed home, the drive up the Route 17 corridor was the fastest ever. There were so few cars on the road I wondered if I hadn't entered some parallel universe. I think I only hit two red lights the entire ride.
When I arrived home, the tide was down, and I could see the dock. Most importantly we haven't lost power (yet?). The wind is still blowing (very hard) and the rain is still coming down. It's not over yet and things can change, but so far so good, at least from my vantage point.
I am thinking of my friends up north and hoping everyone is safe.