I kept gallons of gas with stay-bil in it and four full tanks of propane as well as a huge supply of batteries for flashlights, radios, etc.
My only serious worry through the storm was a HUGE maple tree we had next to the sidewalk out front. I actually took a video of it while it was still standing and before the hurricane hit with full force and i the video I was saying "I KNOW this thing is coming down. Now it's just a question of which way it will fall. If it falls to the east, my house will be crushed. If it falls to the west, it will block the entire avenue and hopefully it won't kill anyone driving by. Fortunately, it fell to the west and did not hit anyone but it took my sidewalk up with it. I'd called the town years ago asking them to take that tree down because I felt it was dangerous and I was told it's the towns tree. Not mine. However, now that the sidewalk is destroyed by the tree, that's MY expense.
It's bad here on the south shore of Long Island. There are lots more deaths than are being reported. A good friend of mine rents out a house to a 66 year old Italian guy. He was helping clear trees from a neighbor's property during the day. My friend called him to check to see if he was okay yesterday and when he didn't answer, my friend went over and opened the door himself. There he was, on the floor, dead of a heart attack.
Plenty of people still out of power and it's in the 30s at night.
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