I've been away from the blog for a few weeks but the last week was due to Hurricane Sandy. My hometown of Jersey City, NJ was hit VERY hard! I have NEVER seen flooding like this in Jersey City in ALL my years here.
Unfortunately, almost all of the downtown area was flooded. Country Village, Society Hill, Droyer's Point, Stadium Plaza, Newport Mall and the Hudson Mall (not too far from me) suffered extreme flooding. Our PATH system (trains that travel to/from midtown Manhattan) was deluged with water and is still under water. The city was without electricity and heat for days. The West Bergen section (where I live) had power restored this morning. There are still pockets of JC without lights and heat. Thankfully there have been no reports of fatalities or injuries here.
I want to thank all those who tried to reach out to us and to thank the Bed Bath and Beyond in the downtown area of Jersey City for allowing people to charge their devices for free. It was a huge help for so many people who just needed an escape from their cold homes or to reach out to loved ones!
I'm thankful that despite this inconvenience, we have our home and our health!!! There are still many that are still without and I hope that things improve for my fellow residents very soon.
And after some volunteering tomorrow, I'll have some pictures of a couple cards I managed to create during the craziness! ♥