Most of the images you've seen from Sandy's impact in New Jersey have been from the shore. And rightfully so. The destruction is unimaginable. Gov. Chris Christie says some of those towns, beaches, and boardwalks may never be the same. It could take 6-8 months just to get the gas turned back on in Seaside Park alone, for example. That's June.
This weekend, my brother finally was able to send me some pictures of what it looks like. And like him, my mom, and my sister, I didn't like what I saw. This is Fischer Boulevard, the road that leads you to the Mathis Bridge and the beach. A few miles before that, you turn right to get to the house where I grew up. I never imagined seeing it like this:
|That's the bay.|
|Those are boats.|
I feel so helpless. I live 70 miles north now. But it might as well be 700 miles. Gas is hard to come by, and my family and I decided it's best I don't come down until the gas crisis subsides.
|This part of the gas line is a block from our house,|
and stretches a mile both ways.
|It's really come to this?|
So I am asking you for help.
The first lady of New Jersey, Mary Pat Christie has set up the HURRICANE SANDY NEW JERSEY RELIEF FUND. Please follow the link and find a way to donate whatever you can. I've never used this blog as a platform for something like this. But this is an unprecedented situation.
Please. And thank you.