Not Your Standard Friday

Hello-Hello, happy Friday to those able to see this and looking forward to the weekend. We say that because we have many friends still without power, it is becoming difficult for them to remain positive in confronting the challenges of each new day.

So I had a ‘Friday Fun’ post all ready to go, but felt odd posting that, knowing an awful lot of people remain stuck in utterly miserable conditions.  It seemed like I should do something more in sync with the week’s events so that’s what you have here, hopefully no one will mind too terribly much.

The devastation from Hurricane Sandy is so widespread it’s been tough for me to grasp, following are photos from some of the areas impacted, beginning with North Carolina.

The Virginian-Pilot, Steve Earley

Annapolis, Maryland, where Sveinn Storm looks at the flood waters outside his Ice Cream Factory.

Business Insider

West Virgina, via a picture from the US Fish & Wildlife Service.

US Fish & Wildlife Service

Milford, Connecticut.

Brian A. Pounds/The Connecticut Post

This photo from the New Jersey Governor’s office shows Seaside, New Jersey.

New Jersey Governor’s Office, Tim Larsen

What is left in Breezy Point (Queens), after a fire destroyed more than 80 homes.

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The PATH station in Hoboken.

PATH

From the Statue of Liberty Facebook page: “…we do know that Liberty Island has sustained extensive flooding and damage.”

Statue of Liberty Facebook Page

This man reacts to what he is seeing in Mantoloking, New Jersey, an area battered by the storm.

Via Syracuse.com

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

Via Business Insider

Methuen, Massachusetts, a scene repeated thousands upon thousands of times throughout the northeast and parts of the midwest.

Business Insider

Some of the images are surreal, like this one from Lindenhurst, NJ.

Business Insider

And this one from Seaside Heights, the Casino Pier roller coaster.

Los Angeles Times

As always, there is a lengthy list of organizations providing help and therefore needing our help, including the Salvation Army and the Red Cross.

Other organizations, with information via the NBC’s Rock Center site:

  • AMERICAN HUMANE SOCIETY: The association is helping animals that may need rescue or shelter. Text the word HUMANE to 80888 to donate $10. (Phone: 866-242-1877)
  • HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES Many pet owners were able to take their pets with them, but for those who were not, the Humane Society’s Animal Rescue Team is assembling staff and equipment to help rescue pets in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. (Phone: 301-258-8276)
  • HABITAT FOR HUMANITY If you want to make a donation, you can call Habitat’s Partner Service Center at 800-HABITAT (422-4828). Press “0” when prompted and representatives will take your donation information over the phone.

Additionally, NBC is doing a benefit concert tonight, more info may be found here.

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4 responses to “Not Your Standard Friday

  1. MCW

    Thanks you for posting. Breaks my heart.

  2. Julie

    Afternoon! No power or water in CT. 2 trees down, but we are safe and healthy. It is getting cold, too, something we had looked forward to – but now, the inside of our home is 51 degrees. We are fortunate because we actually booked a hotel last week and our Lab is in a warm clinic. A fireman died in a town near us trying to rescue someone. It is all so sad. Prayers would be appreciated.

  3. The devastation is beyond belief. I’m holding a good thought that everyone gets their power back soon, and can begin to put lives back together again. My heart goes out to everyone who has suffered losses from this storm.

  4. It’s just dreadful. I hope they get power back soon – we got lucky and the worst of the storm we were meant to get shifted a bit so as much as it was bad with trees down etc, we got through it unscathed. I feel awful for our friends who have been without power for almost a week now…and those who will take a while to recover.

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