Monday, October 29, 2012

Mother nature....

This morning at 5am we were awake and up and checking airlines on t'interwebs. My American nephew has been here visiting and was due to fly out at 8am to New York. As we suspected, the impending storm/hurricane sandy was closing down the Eastern USA and his flight was cancelled, so he will be flying home, hopefully, tomorrow. Either way he remains here in England until he can return safely.
I hope that those people in the path of Mother Nature showing how she rolls, are safe and stay that way.

8 comments:

Curry Queen said...

My cousin who lives in NY says that some reports are grossly exaggerated. Apparently, most of the USA power lines are above ground and come down very easily in bad weather. I've been watching earthcam on Times Square and, although it's certainly very windy, it's by no means deserted. Some brave (foolish?) souls are still out there!

Cro Magnon said...

My wife, who is in Blighty at the moment, has been stuck there many times. Usually because of snow, but also strikes, it's meant I've spent one Christmas alone, and several weeks not knowing when she'll turn up. She's due home on Monday....

Steve said...

Hear hear.

sensibilia said...

Hope your nephew gets home safely, and that his family are safe. Mother Nature should never be underestimated. As the saying goes, hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

Marcheline said...

I live on the south shore of Long Island. I can walk to the ocean from my front door in less than 15 minutes.

While my house did not flood, houses in towns on either side of us did. While trees fell all around us, none fell on our house. While we survived, we still lived through one of the most terrifying nights I can remember.

I'll be happy not to have a night like last night ever again.

Nana Go-Go said...

Hope the young 'un manages to get home safe and sound. The waiting must be stressful for all of you.

About Last Weekend said...

Just had a note from a friend in Delaware who said all her friend's beach homes on the jersey shore have been swept away right into the sea. Not sure how everyone is keeping warm with the power out for three days?

CATHERINE DANIEL said...

It still looks pretty grim over there from what we can see on the news - hope things improve for them soon! xCathy