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HAPPY 23rd BIRTHDAY, DANIEL JACOB RADCLIFFE! ♥
Happy Birthday Danny!..oh damn, he’s gonna kill me if he finds out I called him Danny :D:D
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This is the face of a girl who survived her first hurricane/tropical storm. xD I took this last night when I got home.
Hurricane (now Tropical Storm) Irene Aftermath.
So, I’ve returned home last night. When I woke up this morning, it looked as if nothing happened. The sun is out, no clouds, everything is still and quiet. It’s about 60 degrees; cool and crisp. Look at how pretty that is?
But then I went for a walk on my street this morning. And at first I saw a few small branches on the road. My street is quite…organic, I guess you can say. We have the road but the place where the sidewalk should be is all grass. So because of that, it’s easier for the trees to go down. The rain gets in the soil, softens the roots, winds hits the tree, and then BOOM, it’s down. That didn’t happen to this great tree but it snapped near the base.
Kinda blurry. Whoops. But here’s another one. That’s one end of my driveway the tree is blocking but it has two entry ways so we got in okay. My house is a lot farther up so nothing happened to it.
Here is a slanted tree that was two streets away from mine from two angles.
This is one half of a tree. It got snapped off the base by the wind.
All in all, things here weren’t bad at all. We didn’t have any floods and the neighbors said that the power stayed on for most of the storm. Only going out once, but got it back quickly because the city light company was right on board.
Fully, Irene lead to the deaths of about 24 people across the East Coast and the damage Irene costs is about anywhere from $10 - $20 billion. “More than 4.5 million homes and businesses along the East Coast were without power Sunday while thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes, according to The Associated Press” (http://abcnews.go.com/US/hurricanes/irene-floods-damage-storm-moves-north/story?id=14402696).
So, in retrospect, we got the best of it. As for the others effected by the storm, things will look up. Stay strong.