Saturday, November 14, 2009

November Storm in Virginia

We have just made it through a terrible Nor'easter here in Southeast Virginia! It started to rain late Monday night and it has been raining steady ever since. We have had rain again today! We must have gotten over 8+ inches of the wet stuff.
The worst has been the wind! Little did we know it was going to be THIS bad!! We had tropical force winds for 4 days steady with many gusts of 75 mph! Our tides have been as bad as it was during Hurricane Isabel!
We have had monsoon type rains with strong wind, it has been horrible. The governor has declared our area a disaster area! Schools have been closed, all city offices and services closed, no mail and all of the areas bases were closed. My mom was without power from Thursday until this afternoon. We were lucky, and never lost power.
Tomorrow, we go an check on our boat in the marina. So far, it is still afloat!
A tug pulling a barge from Puerto Rico to NY lost a cable and the barge is a runaway. It ended up at our beach in Sandbridge! It is heading for the fishing pier and no way to stop it. I have to watch the news tonight to see what happened. I have a photo of the salvage crew being flown aboard to flood the bilges to slow it's progress. Bad thing about this barge is, it is full of hazardous waste! Oh boy!
The other photo is of one of the local marinas, it was almost destroyed by the storm and waves. We just had some branches and siding come off. The yard is flooded, but that will get absorbed eventually.
I have to admit, I am tired of being cold, wet and not seeing the sun! Tomorrow is supposed to be a nice day, I think our area could use that.


Pencil Sanity said...

Oh wow, that looks really bad. A day without rain will be very welcome I am sure.

Carol Buck & Dottie Martz said...

now they are saying Monday. I can wait until then....

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

We had it also! So much rain!! We have had a number of serious rockslides over major highways due to all the rain.

Carol Buck & Dottie Martz said...

I was so glad to see the sun yesterday!! That was a very nasty storm, it went over a large area to have gotten you too!!

Danielle Barlow said...

Oh no! So much wind and rain! I hope that by now things have got better for you. :)

Carol Buck & Dottie Martz said...

the weather here is much better now. We are still drying out!

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