Hurricane Sandy is on her way. She's going to hit New Jersey, but her tail is going to whip around and wreak havoc across New England. We're prepared. In fact, today, we even took a walk to see how things looked so far.
The town has been busy taking down trees as a precautionary measure. This is not a knee-jerk reaction to Sandy, it's par for the course for living in Connecticut. I especially liked the way this tree trunk looked with the English ivy vines formed around the trunk.
The leaves are at the height of falling... and this is dangerous as it can clog up the storm drains.
We were surprised at how many people still have their boats at the Compo Beach Ned Dimes Marina. This picture was taken at 8:00 a.m. It's 5:00 p.m. now... perhaps many of them are already out of the water for the season now that Sandy is knocking at our door.
The town has been busy yesterday and today creating a huge sand berm as a barrier against the high tide and storm. I felt like a two-year-old boy, excited to be watching the big trucks at work.
Here's a bench to give you a better sense of size. These berms are 8-10 feet high!
The stairways were barricaded with a plywood and sand barrier. Very interesting to see.
The tide is very high, making the flood threat even more dangerous, but this morning, it was still the calm before the storm.
Just to give you an idea, here's a view of the trees on my street. See how many of them still have their leaves? I suspect that by this time tomorrow there won't be a leaf to be seen... on a tree.
Everyone is encouraged to clean out their storm gutters and their drains. If these get clogged up, with the amount of water they're predicting, we could have the greatest amount of damage from clogged drains and gutters. I just hope that I can keep them cleared.
Stay safe everyone!