A few photos of the over 100 storm-related calls received by White Ridge Fire-Rescue during Hurricane Sandy. Sandy, also known as Frankenstorm or Superstorm Sandy, caused major destruction to the East Coast of the US. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who lost everything in this storm.
Nice job! We had a lot of downed trees and wires due to the high winds. We had flooding from the storm surge. Heavy rains stayed well to my south. We nearly got trapped while operating at a downed arcing primary wire. We were at a T intersection. Up the side street, a tree was blocking the road. While waiting for the utility company, a tree fell about 50 ft behind the engine. So our only way out was straight ahead....but, the river crested and started coming up the street at the next intersection, nearly blocking us in. After we left after the wire stopped arcing, the intersection on our escape route became impassable.
I am so luky... I didn't even lose power, and I live up a huge hill, so if the storm surge wanted to get to us, it would need to be massive. gut we still did get trees down, a piece of siding of, stuff like that. but it's nothing.