I would have uploaded these photos sooner, but it would be another nine days before power on my block was restored. (I have a desktop computer, so working at the town library wasn’t really an option.)
This time around, stores all along Millburn’s main drag were heavily barricaded with sandbags, ready for the floodwaters that thankfully never arrived.
I mentioned this before but it bears repeating: I am very aware (and extremely grateful) that Hurricane Sandy left me, for the most part, merely inconvenienced for a week or so. Our trains are down. We lost power and heat (some are still without), roads and schools were closed and gas was rationed (that’s still going on too). And all throughout, our cell phones (particularly those of us with AT&T) were often useless. But compared to many, many communities in New York and New Jersey, Millburn was essentially spared the brunt of the storm.
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