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  • Swede's Dock - Hurricane Sandy account and pictures Part 1
    so far not too much water coming down the street mostly just on the south side Then it got heavier and pretty soon a 20 wide river on each side 6 8 deep Foam blowing in round balls about the size of a golf ball sometimes so heavy it looked like a snow blizzard 34 looking across at 15 17 about 1 pm I think Hmmm getting serious now About 3 30 or 4 00 I went out to check the wind again and now I couldn t get to the east end of the porch to see the weather vane blowing so hard The wind had shifted to due east to south east the absolute worst direction for beachfront damage Oh boy we re in the soup now And we were Pretty soon it was a sold river running across the whole street 80 wide Rising Fast too I d bet 15 20 mph I still wasn t overly concerned The house wasn t shaking houses east of us were blocking the bulk of the wind We NEVER had water up to the house not in the March 62 Northeaster when it never blew less than 60 mph for 60 hours straight not even in the 92 Easterly which had the highest water in anyone s memory by far It blew East to Southeast 40 to 60 for about 40 hours Until now uh oh About 6 oclock it started coming in through floor around the toilet By 8 it was up to the top of the fourth fifth stair on the spiral staircase going to the second floor About 8 it stopped coming in and by midnight it had pretty much all drained out We got bit by the surge I measured the water line at about 33 on a wall Daylight the next morning I saw how 1 car parked out of the wind in the eastern neighbor s yard 10 Trenton had floated out and turned into our driveway Got about halfway in where it apparently stalled astonishing really Our other car I had parked across the street at 11 again out of the wind I m a careful fella you know and it had floated and turned sideways In both cases the water line was over the seats glove compartments filled with water Sand a foot high in the middle of the street from the ocean end to about 16 72 Our wayward cars We Grandma and I stayed until Friday when police told us everyone had to leave I rode out with John Corney our wives went out by bus John is at his daughter s in Point Pleasant Borough NOT the Beach which was hit pretty good as well and we are at a friend s house in Point as well Damage enough here too mostly trees and power lines down Still no power in large sections of town Okay enough fun The south end of town looks to be the worst with

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  • Swede's Dock - Hurricane Sandy account and pictures Part 2
    is still northerly here The ocean hasn t filled the across the whole street yet The water is only a couple inches deep in the driveway so far 49 Just a little later Water is higher now Up to the neighbor s porch and mine yard too only a couple inches lower I m standing on a boardwalk in my yard 51 See that big bush in the center of this shot That s where Grandma s car was still parked at this point Backed in at an angle facing the street You can t see it because of the fir tree in the foreground About 4 pm when I tried to check the weather vane and the wind had come around to the east the water was up to the bottom of the headlights and the lights were on End Sandy Part 2 He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know Abraham Lincoln 1809 1865 I would very much appreciate it if you would take a few seconds to rate this page Just click the appropriate button and then the Click Here bar Excellent is pre selected for you grin Excellent Well

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  • Swede's Dock - Hurricane Sandy account and pictures Part 3
    right Grandma s car can be made out where it was initially parked 111 Her car was backed into the yard right up to that big bush in the upper right hand corner pointing to the street at about a 45 degree angle And here s where it was at the next morning Grandma loves that car more than any she ever had I told her it loved her back and was trying to get home to her after being mortally wounded grin The car floated out of the neighbor s yard just as pretty as you please Not a scratch on it Never hit the fence or anything See my SUV turned in the neighbor s yard across the street Best car I ever owned I loved it as much as Grandma loved hers Apparently it didn t love me enough to try and get home though End Sandy Part 3 He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know Abraham Lincoln 1809 1865 I would very much appreciate it if you would take a few seconds to rate this page Just click the appropriate button and then the Click Here bar Excellent

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  • Swede's Dock - Hurricane Sandy account and pictures Part 4
    LED tv covered with mud Still works pretty good as a drying rack though so not a complete loss 222 We spread towels down during the day to walk on and hung them up to dry at night After a few days between the stove and the towels the floor was pretty dry The tv sat on top of the wooden chest which is between 150 and 200 years old I hope it doesn t get warped he said with a tear in his eye 223 We had two refrigerators and both were on the floor In the background is a small upright freezer It was tipped over too though we got it back up with the help of Chris another neighbor who stayed 224 See how the no longer upright is flush against the stove It was blocking the doorway to upstairs so that when we wanted to pass through the doorway we had to sit on the end of the upright and swing our legs up and over the stove Better than a Jack LaLaine workout grin End Sandy Part 4 He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know Abraham Lincoln

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  • Swede's Dock - Hurricane Sandy account and pictures Part 5
    top of the wall now Other than the inevitable flooding of the inside of the house I would estimate to be over 3 based on how much I flooded 33 that s about the only physical damage 14 sustained 33 The firewood stack 4 high 4 cords of it The main reason we decided to stay We expected power loss but werern t worried The stove would keep the whole house warm even heat water The next morning there was barely a stick left to be found An what was almost too wet to get burning Ah the best laid plans of mice men and Swedes and all that sigh 27 Looking at 4 6 8 55 Sea foam build up in my side yard All those garbage can were filled with fire wood and more artound front I always do that when anticipating nasty weather Can just pop out the door and grab one Each can holds enough wood for a day They were gone the next morning too More best laid plans sigh 73 Monday Morning The sun is out and it s a pretty day End Sandy Part 5 I would very much appreciate it if you

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  • Swede's Dock - Hurricane Sandy account and pictures Part 6
    of 6 149 Looking at 6 Trenton from the backyard of 8 towards beach 148 Looking Towards Dover Ave from the backyard of 6 147 Backyard of 8 146 Backyard of 6 145 Looking towards Dover from the backyard of 6 End Sandy Part 6 I would very much appreciate it if you would take a few seconds to rate this page Just click the appropriate button and then the

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  • Swede's Dock - Hurricane Sandy account and pictures Part 7
    at 2 4 88 Elaine Feister and friend Monday morning 89 Mike and Elaine Feister wondering where it all went 90 South side Oceanfront 91 South side Oceanfront street 93 North side Oceanfront street 97 Looikng west from top of Trenton End Sandy Part 7 I would very much appreciate it if you would take a few seconds to rate this page Just click the appropriate button and then the

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  • Swede's Dock - Hurricane Sandy account and pictures Part 8
    is Elaine Feister 18 See the boardwalk It stretches across the road to the Baginski s 3 It s fortunate it fetched up on the pole drove into it about 12 planks deep because if it had run into a house it would probably knocked it off its foundation 83 Looking at 4 2 End Sandy Part 8 I would very much appreciate it if you would take a few

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