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
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.
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.
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.”