Five-Years Ago (02-November-2012) — New Jersey

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath: Day 4

Still no power to the house, but PSE&G were in the neighborhood working on downed trees and power lines.


Five-Years Ago (01-November-2012) — New Jersey.

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath:  Day 3

Many trees and wires were down. The power had been out for several days. Those with gasoline emergency generators were out of luck when they ran out of gas — the gas stations if you could get to them didn’t have emergency generators to run the pumps. One of the lessons learned. Now many gas stations have auxiliary power. I still had a bit of propane in my RV to run the generator, however food in the fridge and freezer in the house was going bad. I was cooking outside on a charcoal grill. Images from that day taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera.


Four-Years Ago (09-November-2012) — New Jersey

Eleven days post Hurricane Sandy. Electricity had been restored and I was finally able to cook a meal in the house again. Ramen Noodle Soup with Beef and Red Onion. Prior to this I had been cooking by propane in my RV (which was running low because I had been running the generator to charge neighbors cell phones). Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera (ISO 320, 4.3 mm, f/3.3, 1/60 sec).

Ramen Noodle Soup with Beef and Red Onion. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera. (David J Mathre)
Ramen Noodle Soup with Beef and Red Onion. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera. (David J Mathre)

Four-Years Ago (08-November-2012) — New Jersey

Sunrise ten days post Hurricane Sandy. Power was on and off during the night, so I could start heating the house. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera (ISO 160, 4.3 mm, f/3.3, 1/60 sec).

Sunrise ten days post Hurricane Sandy. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera (ISO 160, 4.3 mm, f/3.3, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Sunrise ten days post Hurricane Sandy. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera (ISO 160, 4.3 mm, f/3.3, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)

Four-Years Ago (07-November-2012) — New Jersey

The power company (PSE&G) and tree service folks starting to repair the downed power lines. Nine days post Hurricane Sandy and there was still no power at my house. By mid-afternoon it started snowing making the repair job even harder. Images taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera

 


Three-Years Ago (07-November-2012) — New Jersey

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath: Day 9

It had been several days post Hurricane Sandy. Many folks were still without power, but PSE&G and the tree folks were in the neighborhood working. I ran out of propane in my RV for the generator, and the local place where I would have gone to have it refilled didn’t have power. The same was true with the local the gas stations — so I couldn’t refill the car with gas or the RV with diesel. At the end of the day it started snowing, and the power went out again.  I got my sleeping bag out and pretended I was camping in my house.


Three-Years Ago (06-November-2012) — New Jersey

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath: Day 8

More images from the post Hurricane Sandy series. The power was still out and there was not much to do but go out and take some images. Some of the neighbors did use the outlet on my RV to recharge their cell phones.


Thursday (08-November-2012) — New Jersey

Autumn Weather in New Jersey: Nor’easter Athena

An early winter. Not as much wind from Nor’easter Athena, but we did get 8-12 inches of snow last night. I didn’t know that nor’easters get names like hurricanes — social media or weather and news channels looking for ratings? Power was off for about 12 hours, so it was cold in the house this morning. Still not sure if the power was off due to ongoing power grid repairs, or new damage due to this storm.

PSE&G just sent an e-mail out that stated 70K users were still out due to hurricane Sandy, and another 90K users were out due to the nor’easter last night. The other comment was “Despite the snowstorm, the 4,000 out-of-state workers and 700 PSE&G linemen restored service to more than 120,000 customers affected by Hurricane Sandy in the past 24 hours. Many of our crews from the south have never worked in snow before, but have proven more than capable of handling this new challenge.”

Dawn after Nor'easter Athena, One+ Week Post Hurricane Sandy. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera (David J Mathre)
Dawn after Nor’easter Athena, One+ Week Post Hurricane Sandy. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera (David J Mathre)
Snow Post Hurricane Sandy. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera (David J Mathre)
Snowy Dawn. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera (David J Mathre)
Snow Post Hurricane Sandy. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera (David J Mathre)
Birch Tree Bent Over by Snow. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera (David J Mathre)
Snow Post Hurricane Sandy. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera (David J Mathre)
Dawn after Nor’easter Athena, One+ Week Post Hurricane Sandy. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera (David J Mathre)
Snow Post Hurricane Sandy. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera (David J Mathre)
Deer Tracks in the Snow. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera (David J Mathre)

Wednesday (07-November-2012) — New Jersey

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath: Day Nine

Some progress on power grid repairs, but a Nor’easter is coming. It is hard to believe that it was just a year ago that we had an early winter Nor’easter for Halloween. This year we get another early winter storm before all of the repairs post Hurricane Sandy are completed. The following images show that progress is being made. The last image shows that the light rain was converting to snow. My furnace and hot water heater were repaired, and I got a delivery of oil before the storm hit. Power went out again during the night. I was not sure if this was due to the power company switching over circuits to the newly repaired lines, or due to snow-covered branches taking down new lines.

Snow Post Hurricane Sandy. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera (David J Mathre)
Snow Post Hurricane Sandy. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera (David J Mathre)
Snow Post Hurricane Sandy. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera (David J Mathre)
Snow Post Hurricane Sandy. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera (David J Mathre)
Snow Post Hurricane Sandy. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera (David J Mathre)
Snow Post Hurricane Sandy. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera (David J Mathre)
Snow Post Hurricane Sandy. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera (David J Mathre)
Snow Post Hurricane Sandy. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera (David J Mathre)

Tuesday (06-November-2012) — New Jersey

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath: Day Eight and Election Day

Power lines still down and roads in my neighborhood are still closed. I have power, but others still don’t. PSE&G folks are working, but still a lot to do.

Drobo update. The 3 TB drive that I added to the Drobo disk array completed the disk protection process. Unfortunately, and not clear in the documentation — I need to add another 3 TB drive and wait for the disk protection process (24+ hours) before the additional space is available. So the warning is that if you have a fully populated Drobo, you will need to add 2 new drives (one at a time) to get more space. In my case this will take 2-4 days. On the positive side, I have access to all my data — but on the negative side, data access during the upgrade is slow.

Post Hurricane Sandy. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera (David J Mathre)
Post Hurricane Sandy. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera (David J Mathre)
Post Hurricane Sandy. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera (David J Mathre)
Post Hurricane Sandy. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera (David J Mathre)
Post Hurricane Sandy. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera (David J Mathre)
Post Hurricane Sandy. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera (David J Mathre)
Post Hurricane Sandy. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera (David J Mathre)
Post Hurricane Sandy. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera (David J Mathre)
Post Hurricane Sandy. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera (David J Mathre)
Post Hurricane Sandy. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 30 camera (David J Mathre)