I'VE GOT POWER!!!
Hey there fellow readers/community, my state Pennsylvania got hit hard but not as badly as our neighborhood New Jersey.
My location was out of power the night of the incoming storm. On Saturday November 3, I finally got POWER back on. Due to the severeity of the storm, we had other states to help out on turning back on the power.
Local PP&L on the Northeast said that 98% has been restored but still about 12,000 customers are out of power.
Majority of this storm path was: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Delaware. Most of severe damage was New Jesery and because of it President Obama declared "State Emergency".
My family are ok and doing well from the aftermath of the hurricane. But we aren't done with a severe storm. We are expecting a major snow storm to hit our state AGAIN this coming Wednesday into Thursday!! Talk about double wammie!
Sandy's affect on the Industry:
Casino Pier, located in Seaside Heights, NJ, was largely destroyed in the storm. Previous sunny Summer days saw the pier looking like this: (*Click on the image to see it large view.)
But after Sandy rolled through it looks like this:
The park's Star Jet roller coaster was left idly sitting in the ocean when the pier beneath it collapsed. Several others rides and attractions were also sucked into the sea, and generally all the rides are ruined. More photos of Casino Pier from the air are located here, and a story about the park can be found here.
Funtown Pier, also in Seaside Heights, didn't fair so well either. The park lost a large portion of its boardwalk foundations, sending several rides into the water and sand below. One of them is the park's Looping Coaster, which can be seen crumpled on itself in the above photo. A story on the park can be found here.
Hopefully all parks affected will be able to rebuild, some have a much tougher journey ahead of them than others. Our best wishes go out to all of them.
How you can help:
- You can donate online through American Red Cross organization to help on families who were affected of Hurricane Sandy. http://www.redcross.org/
- If you prefer texting, you can send an text: REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
- Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)
About "American Red Cross":
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
Thank you for your support and cooperating on waiting for new blog post. Due to lack of electricity in my area, I wasn't able to post new content though I could been able to post through my iPhone but I wasn't going to risk losing battery power for that.
Themagical Staff wishes the best on the families who were affected by the storm. Thoughts and prayers goes out to the families lost their love ones in the storm.