Brendan and I will do a larger survey of our little corner of Astoria, Queens, later today, but this is what I saw (and heard) this morning. Overall, not too bad considering how other parts of the city fared.
[This weekend, we'll find out what awaits us two hours upstate, where we own a home. Last year, it weathered Hurricane Irene amazingly well, though that storm was a lot more rainy than windy. She caused flooding on our street, which resulted in lots of weird debris in our creek.]
This is a common scene in Queens today, and a terrible advertisement for covering up your brick home in aluminum siding.
Another common scene across the Northeast today. This young tree a block away from us didn’t make it, one of many. I hope these can be replanted and saved, but probably not?
Our block fared pretty well — no trees down, no cars damaged, no flooding. Just lots of leaves.
And this, well, this is why I couldn’t sleep last night. Yes, I’m grateful this is the only reason why!