After watching the news for awhile, I now realize just how lucky I was.
As I mentioned in my previous note, I knew the coastal areas had been battered, but jersey’s shoreline has been DEMOLISHED!
Even with news videos I’m having a hard time comprehending the devastation down there.
Jersey storms are notorious for moving sand around, but one town in north jersey is completely blanketed in 3-4 feet of sand!!! I mean - how the hell can you FIX something like that?!?!? Imagine your own house suddenly packed and surrounded by 3 ft of sand, and your entire property, and your neighbor’s, and the streets, EVERYTHING as far as you can see - How do you REMOVE IT??? Where would you PUT IT???
A huge pier in Seaside Heights was washed away, leaving the wreckage of an entire roller coaster sitting in the ocean. Famous swimming beaches have been washed away, coastal homes are wrecked or gone by the thousands, the bays and canals are littered with flotsam that used to be buildings…and on and on…as governor Christie put it, the damage is “unthinkable”.
I wasn’t just lucky, I was DAMNED LUCKY almost beyond imagination that Sandy largely exhausted herself making landfall. As is said “There, but for the grace of god…”