Digging out

Superstorm Sandy did a lot of damage, as forecast:  Sandy Death Toll Climbs To Over 30 As Millions Remain Without Power « CBS Connecticut.

We escaped pretty much unscathed.  We’re over an hour from the ocean in northern Virginia, so we missed the worst of it.  Yesterday we had quite a bit of rain and wind all day, but it wasn’t until 8:00 p.m. that the wind really started to roar, with the trees lashing and the skies opening up.  Remarkably, though, we did not lose our electricity.  Other people in our area did, but we were spared.

There is flooding in the area, but we aren’t on low ground or by a river.  A tree across the street was blown down.  Ours are fine.  Two screens blew off and one of our gutters was blown so that it sticks out from the house, strangely.  But that’s the only damage I’ve seen at our place.

So I’m very thankful, while also grieving for those who were harmed, in their persons or in their property, by the storm.

Were any of you impacted by Sandy?  (I realize that if you are one of the millions who lost power that you have also lost access to the internet!)

About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • http://facebook.com/mesamike Mike Westfall

    Looking at the 2 or 3 feet of sand covering the city streets near the ocean, I was thinking that “Sandy” was an apt name for the storm.

  • http://facebook.com/mesamike Mike Westfall

    Looking at the 2 or 3 feet of sand covering the city streets near the ocean, I was thinking that “Sandy” was an apt name for the storm.

  • Helen K.

    I give thanks to our Lord for your safety during the storm, Dr. Veith. Almost feel guilty living out here in the desert safe from most of these type of occurances.

  • Helen K.

    I give thanks to our Lord for your safety during the storm, Dr. Veith. Almost feel guilty living out here in the desert safe from most of these type of occurances.

  • http://www.redeemedrambling.blogspot.com/ John

    At last count there are 50 deaths. Christ have mercy.

  • http://www.redeemedrambling.blogspot.com/ John

    At last count there are 50 deaths. Christ have mercy.

  • Hanni

    My daughter in Brooklyn was on high ground and didn’t lose power, but couldn’t work for a week due to subway, car and taxi loss. Over 100 dead now, and she said the stories were unbelievable. Someone pulled a gun at a gas station in NJ, reminded me of the time 3+ years ago that we had a terrible icestorm her in Illinois, 13 below 0, no heat or power, and trying to get gas impossible, pollice coming to stations. Sort of an indication of what folks might do in longer periodsof outages.

  • Hanni

    My daughter in Brooklyn was on high ground and didn’t lose power, but couldn’t work for a week due to subway, car and taxi loss. Over 100 dead now, and she said the stories were unbelievable. Someone pulled a gun at a gas station in NJ, reminded me of the time 3+ years ago that we had a terrible icestorm her in Illinois, 13 below 0, no heat or power, and trying to get gas impossible, pollice coming to stations. Sort of an indication of what folks might do in longer periodsof outages.


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