Wednesday, October 31, 2012

All OK with Us

In Brooklyn for a few hours. Thanks for all your concerns. We stuck it out and water came within an inch of our main level -- flooded basement, den, garage and laundry room but we and cats are ok. Both cars shot.

Our end on the bay side did not do badly considering the bay met the ocean over the sea wall so that every house was surrounded by 5 or more feet of ocean water -- truly part of the sea. Beach side devastated I hear with some houses totally gone. 

No power or cell service -- I had more connectivity in New Zealand and Portugal. Lots of cleanup to do so I will not be on very often until we get it all straightened out -- need new cars, heating system, etc.

Keep up the fight.

15 comments:

  1. I am so sorry to hear this, Norm. I was thinking about you while all this was going - especially after hearing about Breezy Point. I was hoping you were faring better in Belle Harbor.

    My thoughts are with you, my friend.

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  2. Glad you're okay. As nice as the photo of your sandbags in front of your garage was, it added to the concern once we knew the reality of this storms devastation. Take care.

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  3. Relieved to know you are okay, Norm. So sorry about all the damage.

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  4. I am so glad you are OK. What I have seen of Rockaway is devastating.

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  5. I, too, am very glad to know that you,your wife and cats are okay. Sorry to hear about the devastation in the Rockaways. I truly hope and pray that no one was hurt.

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  6. Norm, tried ringing you yesterday, no answer. Glad you're reporting through the blog. What a misery. No power up here yet, but nothing like what you're going through. If the heating situation doesn't resolve before it gets cold, my place would be inconvenient for you but feel free to Occupy if you need to. Cats, too.

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  8. Just want to let you know that my thoughts are with you and your family during these tough times. I spent many a summer down in the Rockaways and it is so sad to look at the pictures. -- Anna DellOlio

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  9. Hang in there; I'm out of way but can help you get cars if necessary ( friends run dealerships ). Also have good link from former Charter teacher in New Orleans, ( also former TFA )
    Dave L

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  10. Norm glad to know you and cats are safe, sorry about the damage and clean up to do...thinking of you!

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  11. norm, i am SO sorry you're going through this. you're so near the water. if there's anything i can do, please let me know. you and your wife are welcome to come to our house, shower, eat, and use the phones.

    best,
    robert rendo

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  12. Thnks for comments. In Brooklyn for a few houra of respite. Got a lot done in 5 days. Back to the dark and cold tonight.

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