Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sandy leaves 33 dead in US, up to 8.1 million without power

 Image: A rescue worker carries a boy on his back as emergency personnel rescue residents from flood waters brought on by Hurricane Sandy in Little Ferry, New Jersey
Reuters: Adam Hunger. Image: A rescue worker carries a boy on his back as emergency personnel rescue residents from flood waters brought on by Hurricane Sandy in Little Ferry, New Jersey
Superstorm Sandy left millions in the Northeast without power or mass transit this morning. President Obama has declared a major disaster area in New York and Long Island
 
 
And closer to home: Although nothing compared to the devestation on the Eastern Seaboard...The Great Lakes became pretty active in response to Hurricane Sandy yesterday. My daughter lives in the Fort Gratiot area mentioned below, and she told me that the wind about pulled her legs out from under while she was walking outside.
South Haven embraces coming storm
Enlarge SOUTH HAVEN, MI -- A seagull narrowly escapes a large breaking wave on the pier across from the South Haven lighthouse. Large waves broke hard and frequent on the beach and piers.
 
 
A man watches waves generated from the remnants Hurricane Sandy as they crash into the shoreline of Lake Michigan on Tuesday.
 
A man watches waves generated from the remnants Hurricane Sandy as they crash into the shoreline of Lake Michigan in Chicago on Tuesday. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

It may be centered over Pennsylvania, but the wet, icy power of Hurricane Sandy has created havoc in Michigan, resulting in high winds, power outages, canceled flights and tremendous waves on the Great Lakes.
The storm has killed at least 16 people in seven states, cut power to more than 7.4 million homes and businesses from the Carolinas to Ohio and caused scares at two nuclear power plants.
In Michigan, wind gusts of 60 to 70 mph were recorded along the Lake Huron shoreline in the Port Huron area, according to the National Weather Service in White Lake Township.
"Fort Gratiot, which is located about three miles north of Port Huron, recorded a gust of 74 mph," meteorologist Steve Considine said Tuesday morning. "Winds are dropping a bit now, but we can still expect gusts of 50 to 60 mph from the tip of the Thumb to the Port Huron/Sarnia area."


From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121030/METRO/210300363#ixzz2AiFcrpGA


8 comments:

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    1. Thank you Soraya,

      The worst is over. I have at least one blogging friend who lives in New Jersy where the storm hit very hard. I will feel better when she is able to let us know she and her husband (and cats) are OK!
      ~ God is with us~
      By the way, I tried the single chocolate chip microwave cookie recipe today~ YUM! Thanks again ;p
      God Bless~ Lisa

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  2. It is quite the storm. I have family in Ontario and they were feeling the winds increase and were prepared for power outages.

    Been praying and will continue to press in.

    Thank you for praying for baby Joy.

    Blessings,
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    1. I feel it is my privilege to pray~ Such a cutie she is too!

      We have had a few power outages here in the middle of Michigan too due to trees falling. Otherwise just some freezing rain now.
      ~God bless~ Lisa

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    2. Hi COG,
      We are all safe...I am praying for my friend Karen from New Jersey her blog is: 'Hope faith and life' Monmouth county where she lives was hit pretty hard.
      Just a little wind and rain around here. I did hear that there was one fatality in Canada, but didn't get the specifics.
      God will prevail as we continue to pray for all these people! God Bless.

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  3. I read 50 deaths so far...nearly two million households without power in NY...and the shutdown of the NY Stock Exchange and mass transit...Prayers and love to all those affected by the path of devastation that Sandy is leaving!And prayers and love to you too dear friend Lisa! :)
    Denise

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    1. Hi Denise,
      Yes, 50 is what tonight's news said. It sure looks like a war zone around there! The mayor of New Jersey was nearly in tears yesterday while she described not being able to get help for a mother with young babies trapped in an apartment with food running out...Then this morning another official was having a hard time fighting tears during a phone interview. These things are so sad. I hope some good comes from it, like maybe hearts turning to Jesus for hope and comfort?
      Prayers and love to you as well...Please pray for Karen and her husband in New Jersey (Hope Faith Love) she is one of my blogging friends. I will feel much better when I see a post saying they are OK.~Blessings, dear friend~ Lisa

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