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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Well we Survived Sandy, but not as prepared as I should have been.
Harvey Cedars LBI
Seaside Heights AKA "The Jersey Shore"
I humbly report that Casa Del Simple Man made it through the storm. The eye wall passed less than a mile south of our home. The lowest pressure recorded ever in our hemisphere went through the inlet between northern Atlantic City and southern Brigantine Isle. As an aside, huricane Irene last year swept ashore on the the north end of my fare Island of Brigantine. Our area of the Island made it through with minor damage but no electricity, but a few blocks away the bay met the ocean(see picturre above). The north end had severe damage as did Atlantic City, Margate, Ventnor, Long Port, Ocean City, Sea Isle City and etc. I'm sure many saw the footage of the roller coaster in the ocean at Sea Side Hights, home of "The Jersey Shore". I hope you will keep those effected in your prayers.
Of course this brings us to prepping. I thought we were good for several days and likely were. Areas that need improvement are:
quality camp stove
more green gas cans
tub liner for water storage
actual emergency candles, store bought smelly ones don't last and exacerbate my wifes asthma
I need to have the family more in a preparedness/SHTF mindset, they were NOT ready
non electric indoor heat source
unfortunately we need to minimize contact with neighbors at these times, they were completely unprepared and leaned heavily on us and mostly my wife. I will happily advise and assist them before hand but must close my door WTSHTF
I read many of your blogs and try to put into practice your suggestions. My wife and I agreed to go over everything we need so we are on the same page. I think this was a true "Eye Opener" for Mrs. Simple Man