Delaware River Flooding

Too Wet For Ducks

the Delaware river and other area rivers has flooded significantly, again, this time the results of the remnants of tropical storm Lee.

Here is a photo of the free bridge from the Phillipsburg side.

My favorite is the ducks on the edge of the water. Even they are saying enough is enough!!

Additional photos and videos can be found here.


Batteries Available

BatteriesWhile recently visiting a warehouse club I was impressed with the stack of batteries on display. Not that this is unusual but on Long Island were hurricane Irene recently struck, batteries are at a premium. I was inside a Home Depot the day before Irene hit and they were going like candy. I asked the employee if he had any D’s left and he handed me the last package!


Sink Hole Back Home


The power was still out at my mom’s house so we decided to leave Long Island and head back to Jersey until power is restored.

Upon traveling back I came across a sink hole that developed on route 22 in Phillipsburg probably the result of the heavy rains from Irene. 6.72” fell in Stewartsville. good news is the sink hole is repaired and all lanes are back open.


Irene Follow-Up


I wanted to post more pictures from the Irene damage but forgot. One of the strangest is what appears to be the wallpapering of shredded leaves on all outdoor surfaces. This goes all the way up to the roof! This just goes to show you how incredibly strong the winds were and the combined rain acted to paste them onto anything and everything.

Power is still out at my mom’s house. No word yet on when it will be restored.


Hurricane Irene


As was well advertised, Hurricane Irene slammed into the tri-state area late Saturday night and early Sunday morning.

I was camped out on Long Island at my mom’s house (she’s 81) to help her weather the storm.

As can be seen in this photo, she lost a very large branch on a tree that landed on the pool deck. Luckily no other damage.

Unfortunately the power is out and I anticipate a very long time to bring it back online. When Gloria hit in 1985, she was without power for 7 days. Ouch.