As the sun shone and the skies darkened
I wish I would have done more. Like boarded it up. It became a mandatory evac while I was locking things down, so I secured what I could and left. A one and a half hr trip home took 3 1/2 hrs. Lots of people leaving. There is only one gas station in North Wildwood on the way out and it had at least 75 cars in line. and a police presence. I was lucky, had a full tank.
I'm worried about my little cottage down the shore and really hope this hurricane will lose some of it's strength. They are saying it may be the worst in 50 years to hit the northeast. Gee we just had an earthquake the other day. what the heck is going on?
This is a vintage picture of the area where my seaside cottage is, back in the early part of this century.
The large garage type structure in the foreground is the Coast Guard building. Behind it you will see a few cottages. Mine is the fourth one in. The first 3 cottages you see, all were destroyed in the Nor'Easter that hit in March, 1962 .
North Wildwood, NJ
My cottage held fast. the 3 next to it ocean side, were totally destroyed and fell victim to the great Nor'easter
- The 2 story white shed you see below is still there. It is behind my cottage today.
- After those 3 homes were extremely damaged and torn down there were empty lots till the 80's
Picture after 1962 hurricane
Below is the same area yesterday, taken from an area over on the right side of this picture.
A closer look. My neighbors taped their windows. My cottage is tiny, maybe the big houses will protect it! Recognize my sunroom? I hope she holds.
A lone police car. And the Coast Guard building from a different angle
I just heard that the Atlantic City casinos are shutting down tomorrow. Wow. that's a biggy.
Here's hoping my cottage holds fast.
In 62 the whole Jersey coast was hit pretty bad.
Below is a picture of Sea Isle after the storm.
So let's all send up some prayers, for the entire Eastern seaboard.