Hurricane Sandy Day 2: Lots of Flooding in Coastal Areas

It’s Monday morning and officially Day 2 of the “Hurricane Sandy Experience”.  Check our other Hurricane Sandy posts here: Why is Sandy so Nasty? and Sandy is Prepared to Make Landfall.

I’m not sure but I think I’ve already gained the “Hurricane 15″…but the food around here has been wonderful!  Although, I think the worst damage I was done at the grocery stores 

We’ve seen a lot of flooding in the tidal and coastal areas here in Hampton Roads, our area of Virginia that consists of the cities: Yorktown, Virginia Beach, Newport News, Williamsburg, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Hampton, Suffolk, Portsmouth.   The news is predicting a 8 to 9 foot high tide for today which may beat the high water mark set by Isabelle in 2003.

Surf’s Up at the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier!

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Poquoson Virginia Street Flooding During Hurricane Sandy
These folks were overly optimistic about their car’s ability


Horse Road in Gloucester Virginia during Hurricane Sandy


Rowing down the street in Grandview, Hampton Virginia during Hurricane Sandy


Hayes, Virginia flooding during Hurricane Sandy


Chesapeake Avenue in Hampton, Virginia during Hurricane Sandy


Chesapeake Avenue in Hampton


James River Bridge in Newport News, Virginia during Hurricane Sandy


Hurricane Sandy flooding in Ocean View, Norfolk Virginia

 As I write this, here is where Sandy is right now and where she is predicted to go:

We’ve had steady rain, but nothing torrential and the wind really hasn’t been a factor here in our area. The news is only reporting several inches so far Meanwhile, just south of us in the Outer Banks of North Carolina: Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Rodanthe, Duck, Cape Hatteras, Southern Shores and Corolla, the surf has been pretty rough and they have received almost 6 inches of rain so far. I must admit, seeing Andy Fox drenched in the dark is the only time I’ve enjoyed seeing him on TV..

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 Outer Banks North Carolina

The Jenette’s Pier WebCam in the OBX


Lighthouse Cottages in the Outer Banks of North Carolina during Hurricane Sandy get pounded by heavy surf
Lighthouse Cottages in the Outer Banks of North Carolina during Hurricane Sandy get pounded by heavy surf


Sea Foam from Hurricane Sandy’s heavy surf at Jenette’s Pier looks like snow

I think for Halloween, I’ll go as a “Slutty Hurricane”….

One thing I have learned about these “Weather Events” is that they reveal the best and the worst in people.  These guys are among the best of the best

“Duty then is the sublimest word in the English language. You should do your duty in all things. You can never do more, you should never wish to do less.”
Robert E. Lee

So far, the most exciting part of the storm has been when hilarity ensued: yesterday’s lazy snuggly morning erupted into screaming as Jenny looked over at me and yelled “OMG THERE’S A BIRD ON YOUR SHOULDER!!” 
It would seem that a small friend, a Carolina Wren, had came in and decided to stop for a visit on my shoulder…I was unaware of his presence. Jen’s outburst alarmed the bird and I equally which led to me bolting out of my chair (not yet fully processing what she had just screamed) and the bird flying around the room (he probably didn’t understand what she had yelled either). All is well, I opened the door and invited him to leave and he was much obliged to our hospitality as he made his exit.

Of course, I have a long history of having birds perch on my shoulder during storms.

Horrible confession: After taking so much abuse from my northern friends about how wimpy I am about cold weather and snow, there is a sick sick side of me who seems to want to say, “I’ll see your snow and raise you a Sandy!” … I know I’m wrong, I know I’m wimpy about cold and I’ve already begged for forgiveness over this…y’all have fun up there tomorrow, ya hear?

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Those Hurricanes are Tricky!

Remember to stock up on the essential tools you’ll need to ride this thing out if the worst does happen!

MacGyver’s Hurricane Preparation Kit

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