Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy on the Homefront: Update

We were fortunate as it appears we didn't have any damage, but many in the Wash, DC region have - there's a lot of flooding (and River flooding hasn't begun yet as Sandy's heavy rains upstream still need to travel down our rivers). The rains here in the Washington, D.C. area are not over, however, and more is expected today.

So far, we've received about 7.5" of rain so far and the winds were strong but not hurricane force last night, so we maintained power.- That's likely because of all the tree trimming and securing of cables and lines after the Derecho in June.
 
NOAA GOES-13 satellite image of Sandy, Oct. 29, 2012 at 8a.m. EDT
Post-tropical storm Sandy:  This morning, Oct. 29 at 8 a.m. EDT, Sandy's center was located over the western mountains of Maryland, and sustained winds were near 65 mph. Tropical-storm-force winds extend almost 1,000 miles .The winds are going to continue being a problem from the northeast into the Ohio Valley today. The strongest winds are being experienced now in the Great Lakes Region.  ** Right now, nearly 8 million people were without power this morning up and down the East coast.   The Appalachian Mtns. received some heavy snow from western Md. down to Tenn. and N.C.  * Here is a look at the storm from NOAA's GOES-13 satellite at 8 a.m. today, Oct. 29.

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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next