So Far – So Good / The Day After Hurricane Sandy
The eye of the storm passed over my area (eastern Harford County) starting about 8pm last night. No rain. No wind. It was a bit eerie after a day full of wind gusts and driving rain. I fell asleep, hoping for a short nap before the core of the storm hit us after they eye passed. But it was non-eventful. Sandy lost steam upon landfall. Instead of forecasted wind gusts of 70+mph, we had winds of 20-30mph – more like a strong breeze. Gentle moderate rain made for a good nights’ sleep.
My home has power. Our development’s street lights went out. Coupled with most neighbors not turning on their security lights, it was peacefully dark this morning.
It sounds like my favorite local marshes along Otter Point Creek did take on a lot of water – local intersections are flooded. As soon as I do some “work from home” this morning, I’ll try to get somewhere (safely) to take pics. I’m hoping the cove near the Leight Estuary Center is accessible. I also would like to head a few miles south to see the Gunpowder River as it flows along Rt. 40.
We’re expecting more flooding though as the storm surge impacts the Chesapeake Bay coastline. Additional impact will come from the Susquehanna River, as it picks up water in Pennsylvania and heads south to Havre de Grace. My home area is in the line of potential Harford County coastline evacuations but so far, so good!
Thank you for reading the updates and extending your kind thoughts! I hope all are well and safe through this storm.