28 August 2011
That's A lot of Water
When I woke up this morning, I thought the highly anticipated hurricane Irene hadn't done much damage when it hit NJ during the night. Our power was on, windows were intact and a peek out the window conveyed mostly blue skies.
Then, my sister and I went for a walk and saw the flooding. There are sections of the neighborhood where parked cars are almost entirely submerged and the high school football field is under 4 feet of water. The small creek running through town quadrupled in size and now has a current that would probably drown someone if they fell in. Standing on the bridge above it in order to take a few photos made my heart race.
I feel extraordinarily lucky that our home escaped unscathed but am humbled by the damage surrounding me. It is moments like these where the reality of nature's power truly sinks in.