By the time the storm came everyone in the New Jersey are evacuated, other than those who are willing to stay for the destruction. My cousin Erin Swartz decided to stay during the hurricane, she was not hurt, but it was still very dangerous considering she has a one year old.
Many families left New Jersey knowing their house would be totally destroyed by a tropical, destructive storm. The Coast Guard came and helped find people buried under rubble.
“I don’t have any family up in New Jersey, but I still feel terrible for what happened to all of those families,” said freshman Hanna Kimmell.
Some houses are totally destroyed and nothing remains of them. There was a fire in a neighbor hood that burned 80 houses to the ground. My dad’s friend Jennifer Soloway decided to stay in her apartment, even though there was mandatory evacuation.
She ended up breaking into the apartment above her apartment to escape from the water pouring into her home. When the water come into her apartment, it didn’t rise slowly, it rapidly flowed in. So by the time she got the things she wanted to stay dry, the water was up to her waist. Some house holds just got their electricity back Tuesday, thanks to Alabama Power Company and other state companies.
The power lines got knocked down about a week ago, but all the state power plants came together to give New Jersey power.
Freshman Elizabeth Weaver said “if I lost everything of mine I would be devastated.”
Before the hurricane was even over the city of New York the damaging winds made a construction crane fall over and dangle above passing pedestrians. That just shows how strong the winds of hurricane sandy really are.
The winds blew arcade games from a pier four blocks away. They found bumper cars from the board walk about a mile away.