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=========================================================== The photographs above taken by US media  - Below by Colin Andrews ====================================================
SUPERSTORM SANDY - OCTOBER 29, 2012
Full moon with high cloud halo and the branches of our willow tree
swaying ominously ahead of Sandy.
Copyright Colin Andrews
It wasn't very long before we lost power (5.0 pm) and that was the way it
remained for four days. Over 7 million others were in the same situation.
The morning after the severe winds dropped
a little, we looked around to luckily see just
two trees and lots of branches down on our
farm; however, most of the roads were
blocked. Trees and electric wires were down
all over the place..
I took these photographs near our home.
Branford/Guilford/East Haven, Connecticut
First hybrid storm of its kind ever
seen.
- Copyright: Colin Andrews
A YEAR AFTER IRENE AND AGAIN TREES AND WIRES DOWN IN ALL DIRECTIONS
SERIOUS FLOODING - EMERGENCY VEHICLES DARTING FROM ONE 911 CALL TO ANOTHER - SOME UNABLE TO REACH THE
EMERGENCIES THEMSELVES BECAUSE OF THE FLOODS, WIRES OR TREES.
COASTLINE PROPERTIES WERE FLOODED AND LEFT COVERED WITH SAND. SOME PROPERTIES WERE DESTROYED AND WASHED OUT TO SEA
THE RECORD BREAKING SURGE ALONG THE COAST AND ESTUARIES CAUSED STREETS AND PROPERTIES TO FLOOD CREATING TRAFFIC CHAOS.
IN SOME PLACES LIVE CABLES & TREES HAD TO BE CLEARED TO ALLOW EMERGENCY RESPONDERS TO PASS, IN OTHERS IT WAS BOATS WASHED INLAND
More Weather Photos HERE
COMMENTS: AFTERMATH & APPEAL
Posted: Novemeber 4, 2012.

Synthia and I just returned from
donating food, cloths and blankets
to the American Red Cross Disaster
Relief request for help. Tens of
thousands are still without power
and also homeless.

Another significant Nor Easter gale
with heavy rain and snow is coming
mid-week adding concerns to
everyone.
There is displaced anger erupting from frustrated people. Power-line workers have been pelted with eggs in Bridgeport, Ct. by some who feel they are waiting too
long for electricity. Having only been without power for four days, we didn't experience such frustration, however, the line workers are not the people to be angry
with.

personally, I think the utilities and emergency responders have been brilliant.  The organization and efficiency with which they have gone about restoring power and
clearing huge problems with infrastructure has been extremely impressive. There is a long way to go, but hold in there, everyone is doing their best.

There has been outpouring of compassion and help for those in trouble and a  pleasant  nature between people in general.  I wonder why we cant be like this all
the time.

Colin Andrews - Nov 4, 2012
Please Help
HERE
The American Red Cross Disaster Relief Center outside Ikea in New Haven, Connecticut. Hundreds of residence converged carrying bags of food and cloths.
SUPERSTORM SANDY FROM SPACE
Updated: 2012-1108
9 days later, Winter storm Athena
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9 Days After Superstorm 'Sandy' Comes Winter Storm 'Athena' - Same  Area Hit Again
A  Nor'Easter storm deepened on the 7th November and came up the coast to hit the same areas of the north east of the United States that were effected by Sandy.  Winter storm Athena was wild
throughout the night of November 7-8th, 2012. In Nth Guilford, Connecticut we had a 6 - 8" snow fall with drifts of several feet and an additional 691,000 homes lost power.We lost another tree,
actually half of the tallest tree on the property.  The 90-100 footer would have crashed into the horse ring had the direction varied another 25 degrees. Shown center of spread above.
Exceptional signs of a planet in change, 'Climate Change'. Raising
questions like, what next and how far will it go?  Are we prepared for
the extremes which might appear sooner than we had anticipated?
Music: Lionel Richie - Love, Oh Love. Thanks to Dave Haith for forwarding.