The Winds… (of Sandy)
by Dr. Angela Kowitz Orobko
The WINDS…they gust
with sinister lust,
powerfully bending the trees.
The full moon tides
flooding our lands willfully.
Heartfelt prayers and love
signaling the angels above,
to deliver us from hurt and destruction.
As time passes by
the wind still cries,
causing fear and dysfunction.
But we will soon see
through this melee
that we are more than just survivors.
Material things we can replace,
but not the human race,
so, let us hang on to each other.
We are preparing for the worst and praying for the best. Hurricane Sandy is getting a lot of press lately, but it is truly better to be safe than sorry. Back in 2003, when hurricane Isabel came through, hardly anyone expected the 8.5 feet tidal storm surge we received. There was so much property damage. It looked like a war zone during the clean up.
There was so much debris, ruined appliances and furniture on the streets. There were so many trees down due the many little tornadoes that spawned as a result of Isabel. These caused a power outage that lasted a week. We didn’t get our phone back for ten days. Despite all we endured, we were grateful no one was hurt. Things can be replaced, people cannot. May God bless all of us who are on the East Coast with me who will be affected by hurricane Sandy. Preparations are key; please stay safe.
- Hurricane Sandy update. (anthonyvioli.wordpress.com)
- Hurricane Preparedness 101 (thesurvivalplaceblog.com)