Wrath of Irene

as many of you know i'm a Jersey girl - last week hurricane Irene stopped by for a visit - here are some pictures i took yesterday as i was driving through the town next to mine, Cranford - remind you, these houses you will see are NOT in a flood zone, FEMA has been there since the storm, people are getting tickets b/c looters are coming and trying to take their stuff off the curbs (has to stay there for FEMA and the insurance companies to see so they can give you $$) - literally these homes were water front property from the storm!

i know a few people in this town of Cranford and their homes are destroyed - one house even lost it's roof!!! - pure devastation - priceless memories gone from flood waters! - and all of downtown Cranford has to get rebuilt pretty much - all the restaurants (which many are my fave) have all be destroyed and out of business until they can renovate everything
PS - down the shore didn't get much damage at all - the storm really went crazy once it hit up in central/north Jersey - from my neighbors they said the storm was nothing compared to the Noreasterns we get down there ..






*not the best pictures, i was taking them as i was driving with my phone, and yea it's been raining here and not gonna stop any time soon - like WE need more rain*


I know there are A LOT of people very thankful right now for the American Red Cross, FEMA, State Troopers, Police officers, Fireman, and other rescue squads -- there's A LOT of work that needs to take place in NJ - some towns are already declared disaster zones and family's are not allowed home - some STILL without power or water

time to volunteer up!


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12 comments:

  1. That poor town! I reall hope that everyone does what they can to rebuild.

    I also hope all is well with you too my dear!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  2. So glad you're ok Erika. And what a good example you are - heading out to volunteer now! Best wishes to you.

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  3. My gosh that is just awful. I can't believe the devesatation that it created in some towns!

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  4. So awful, darling!
    Hope everyone is okay.

    xoxox,
    CC

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  5. I'm so glad thT it wasn't as bad (it was still bad in areas, don't get me wrong) as expected. My aunt lives in NY and was awaiting the worst.

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  6. That is so crazy! I hear of bloggers still without power and it boggles my mind. I mean, not being able to see in the dark? For two weeks? Crazy. Love the rescue squads.

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  7. prayers for everyone and hope that the recovery/rebuilding process goes quick!

    Hope you are good love..xo

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  8. That's so sad : ( I hope the families are all okay.

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  9. Glad you made it through okay - we had a few downed trees in my area but nearly as bad as was predicted!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  10. Oh wow, that looks pretty bad. We were lucky that there was not much destruction in our area because the winds were not heavy at all, although some flooding did happen. I can't imagine what it is to go through loosing everything because your house is destroyed. Sending good vibes and thoughts to those people.

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