A few photos of the over 100 storm-related calls received by White Ridge Fire-Rescue during Hurricane Sandy. Sandy, also known as Frankenstorm or Superstorm Sandy, caused major destruction to the East Coast of the US. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who lost everything in this storm.
I was involved in superstorm Sandy, and I had a good bit of snow at my house. I had no electricity for a few days, and was out of school for two weeks. Trees were down and I had cabin fever for about a week. One of the nights I had no power my dad had trouble trying to keep the power going and the generator had bad gasoline and kept shuting off. I was in my basement for 4 or 5 days. I was bored for a few days and about Vetrens day I finaly got to go back to school and some people still had no power.
Nice job! We had a lot of downed trees and wires due to the high winds. We had flooding from the storm surge. Heavy rains stayed well to my south. We nearly got trapped while operating at a downed arcing primary wire. We were at a T intersection. Up the side street, a tree was blocking the road. While waiting for the utility company, a tree fell about 50 ft behind the engine. So our only way out was straight ahead....but, the river crested and started coming up the street at the next intersection, nearly blocking us in. After we left after the wire stopped arcing, the intersection on our escape route became impassable.
I am so luky... I didn't even lose power, and I live up a huge hill, so if the storm surge wanted to get to us, it would need to be massive. gut we still did get trees down, a piece of siding of, stuff like that. but it's nothing.