Irene

I was terrified of this storm. Seeing people in the grocery-stores armed with suitcases, filling them with bottled water, scared me badly. But when I woke up this morning and saw that my campus wasn’t flooded and that the wind and rain had already died down, I calmed down.
Later, I went down to our nearby town with some friends, and for the first time really believed that there had been a serious storm during the night. There is a bridge that runs over a highway here, and when we reached the bridge, we realized that instead of a road, we had a new river. There was a car stranded in the middle, lonely and almost entirely submerged. The back window was open, and I worried that someone had somehow gotten stuck and had to escape through it. I don’t know if I’ll ever find out.
This is the nearest I’ve ever come to being around a natural disaster. I’m extremely thankful.

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6 thoughts on “Irene

  1. Erin M says:

    I’ve been thinking of you over the past few days and hoping you’re ok; I’m glad to hear that you’re fine except for being a bit shaken and that your campus wasn’t damaged. Weather is scary stuff. =[

    Love you! xoxoxoxoxo

  2. Storms like that can scare the crap out of you. I hate when we get our tornado’s. It just makes you feel like a sitting duck. Here, come get me!!!

    I’m so glad you were okay. I’m so glad NYC was okay for the most part. I worried and worried about the mass of people there and how would they get out. Oh, I’m glad it’s over.

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