I'm watching the news, looks like the worst in CT is along the coast. The southeast corner of the state got the highest wind speeds and therefore the most fallen trees and power outages, and the southwest corner has the worst flooding. The interior of the state (where I am) is apparently doing ok. I'm guessing (and hoping) that if I don't lose power tonight, I probably won't at all.
My dad has worked on the Parkway for 30 years now. He said he might get called in at 6am today, and he wasn't here when I woke up at 11 so I assume that's what happened. Obviously he's gone in plenty of times like this over the years, but can't help but be concerned. Hope it's all going well for him.
I'm on the 25th floor, and I've felt my building sway a few times. I can totally do without that.
Every single time I've looked out the window, I see people walking around outside. People are dumbasses. Do they want to get decapitated by a flying street sign?
Otherwise, things are holding steady. I work in insurance/risk assessment, so I've been building storm surge models with NOAA data all afternoon.
I used to work on the top floor - 40th - at 101 Hudson Street, during summer T-storms we'd all run to the bathroom and watch the water slosh around in the toilets from the building moving so much. ****ing scary ****!
Been seeing some very sad videos today - my two favorite beaches in Bay Head are completely gone - Karge Street and North Street. I really hope my parents house in Point is okay and I really hope the worst is over for us here in Monmouth County, winds have been really steady lately but the gusts are slowing down.
Been talking to friends in various parts of the state, but not much from friends in town. Just talked to one who lost his power about 10 minutes ago... He's about 2 miles down the road. Lets hope that stays by him and I don't deal with the same. Wind is pretty damn audible outside though. Would be nice for to hush up a bit.