Tuesday, August 30, 2011

C'mon Irene...

Did anyone else have that song in their head a lot during all of this?  NO?  Just me?! 

Well, we survived the storm pretty well, I have to say.  We were much luckier than many of our friends and neighbors.  There are still a lot of people without power and many with trees that have caused damage to their houses.  If you're not local, understand that this was bad.  We only lost power for about 24 hours, and our generator did its job very well (except during the storm when the wind was so powerful that it kept blowing the motor out, which was extremely scary for us!!)  Caleb wasn't too scared during the storm and loved sleeping in the basement.  "It's an adventure!"

Below are a whole bunch of pictures of the storm damage taken on Sunday, the day after the storm hit.  Please note that all of these were taken on main roads, because many of the side roads were not passable.  They were also taken as we drove by, so the quality isn't wonderful. 

The bamboo still stands!!  Bamboo:  the hurricane-proof predatory plant.  :)

These are power lines.

My sister's trampoline went into the trees.

When Caleb heard this, he was so distraught that he felt we needed to go "check on Aunt Amy and her family."  (translation:  see if the trampoline survived!)

I'm not so sure it did...

This was a barn.

Lots of stores in Solomons had sand bags piled up.

I have many more pictures to share!  Stay tuned!

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