Woody Boater, Back On The Grid!
The good news. We have power and internet. Not fast internet. but in Reedville we are up and running. The bad news. All our pals in New Jersey are quiet. And that is worrying. I know last night before it got dark, the water was at an all time high. BEFORE THE STORM! No storm surge on a lake. But the water run off can be bad on any lake. Last time we know Katz’s was under water. So we are on hold waiting for news. Also our hearts go out to all our fellow Woody Boaters along the East coast and up in Michigan. It’s headed your way and a mother &%^#*er to be honest. One massive storm. I have to say the real heros of this storm are the folks at whatever organization the weather predicting is done at. WOW. That left turn was insane and predicted well. Who knows the countless lives you saved.
Power company reporting about 55,000 without power in Southeast Michigan. We can feel fortunate compared with those on the East coast. Forcast for today is is high of 45 with 45 mph gusts. Lake St. Clair getting pounded with NNW winds. 7 to 9 foot waves and some flooding along the coast. Especially bad on the Canadian side. Not going to let up until Thursday.
Was curious how Lake Hopatcong was. I was just talking with Seth at Katz’s 2 weeks ago about flooding from Irene. Hope all is well there I spoke with my cousins in Hoboken, Nj. They live close to the river and had 4ft of water in their back yard. But both of their cars were lost under water.
Great header my sentiments exactly
Glad to hear you are up and running again. Hope there was no damage due to basement flood. Good to see water is back down to manageable levels in Reedville and the trees are still standing.
Up here on the North side of Lake Ontario we were walloped with 50 to 60 mile an hour sustained wind from 4 pm Monday to 6 am Tuesday. Weird as we are about 350 miles from where the storm came ashore! Probably inflow from a high pressure cell north of us generated them.
As we’ve had a windy year here in Cobourg so most trees that were likely to come down already did, so not allot of leafy carnage from ole Sandy.
Despite that we spent much of the night without power; however I would like to thank all those brave electrical workers and tree surgeons (here and elsewhere) who found ( find) themselves 50 feet up in swaying buckets whipped by gale force winds in the pitch black trying to join–up busted wires, replacing fuses and replacing blown pole transformers.
Strangely eastern Ontario has windy but partly sunny day today and no wind warnings yet for the rest of the week..Would’t suggest any boat rides on Lake Ontario though surf is way up
BTW matt ..where is Suzy ( the boat?)
The lake is at 9.23 just a little over 2 inches over the dam. The all time high was in Dec 1960 when it got to 11.8. We are planing to take a boat ride this afternoon will send pics.
Boat ride? OK go ahead, watch out for floaty stuff!
Correction the was 11.8 but it was Aug 2000. How could I forget fish in the showroom, snakes in the office.
Just got an update from “Capt Bob” in Cape May:
Well, We got by by the skin of our teeth. However just north of us, Atlantic City North was not so lucky. They were devistated. My buddy lost his house on Long Beach Island, Many boats are just gone. My friend in Keyport said his whole marina is gone. 150 boats gone.
🙁 Hope the people are all OK. Houses, boats and marinas can be rebuilt.
Spent all morning fixing the tarp on the cruiser. Glad that’s all the damage here. No power outage either by us near Lake St. Clair. Good luck to all you out east who really got pounded.
New Jersey rhymes with Dendratic Carnage. It really hurts.
so any word or photos from Hopatcong yet?
We get so lulled into thinking we’re in control. But then something like this happens to remind us we aren’t.
Our power came on at home tonight in NW NJ. Went to Lk Hopatcong ( no power around the lake yet) today and crossed the main lake in the rain to get to the Island houses. Everything ok for us and our neighbors, but
The rest of the Island is devastated. 50+ trees down, road cover with trees and tele poles. Two homes crushed by trees.
One of very few times a boat ride was no fun.
Katz’s had all boats out and put away by Sat, great job.
Unconfirmed reports that Minisceongo yatch club in Stony Point New York was hit very hard with a twenty foot wave of water. Many members of the Hudson River Chapter of the ACBS keep their boats at this yatch club..
Greenwood Lake was hit hard as well many trees down and a few homes destroyed…