Tuesday, October 30, 2012

"Superstorm" Sandy

Yesterday we had rain all day.  From about noon time we saw the wind increasing and then about 8pm we had very strong gusty winds that continued as we went to bed.  Upon rising this morning the winds were much calmer and rain continues but not as heavy.  Government offices and schools are closed again today.  Fortunately, we have not had any power outage but other areas throughout the state have had problems.  The threat of trees falling continues as the ground is so saturated that a gust of wind could topple trees.  The news programs are showing destruction along the coast where the storm was the strongest.  It has become quite chilly with temperatures in the low 40's.  In the western part of Maryland and West Virginia there has been blizzard conditions with snow fall about 2 feet deep. This is a good soup day so a pot of vegetable soup is cooking on the stove.  We are still undecided if we will go to Whaleyville this weekend.  We have gotten word that the campground, Fort Whaley, is open but we are thinking that we will make that decision tomorrow.