okay 2020, can we cry uncle now?

Classic Diner Photo

It has been a day. I thought I was having a bad day with all my biggest pots blown over and things blown to bits in the garden until I started seeing the pictures my friends were taking.

But for the grace of God go any of us. Tropical Storm Isaias reminded us when it comes to Mother Nature, just who is the boss.

Earlier PulsePoint had a notification that I knew wasn’t good but oh these poor people!

Source: Facebook. Sproul Rd East Whiteland.

All over the region and into other states, the weather was horrible. What they think were tornadoes that even took down billboards in Delaware near Odessa, DE. See these photos posted by New Castle County Paramedics:

And then there’s the stuff that’s hitting the news. Like the Darby Creek flooding like crazy. Or this video sent to me by a friend who lives adjacent to the Schuylkill River:

Schuylkill River and flooded neighborhoods in Roxborough

One photo I saw today came from Long Branch, New Jersey. It was a new house being built and it looks like a bunch of match sticks. Really gives you pause about new construction doesn’t it?

New house being built in Long Branch, NJ reduced to rubble by today’s storm.

And then of course there are all the photos of all the trees down around here.

I think one of the things that floors me the most are the photos that were taken by the people at the Classic Diner in Malvern. Much like my friend’s photo from Long Branch, NJ it provokes the need for a serious conversation on development and stormwater management. Of course it also provokes the conversation of why do people drive through flood water like that?

Hershey’s Mill Road East Goshen where the dam used to be. Facebook photo.

But the more our area gets developed the more flooding we will experience because the water has nowhere to go. And also there’s the whole thing of global warming and changing weather patterns. It seems like we get more and more of these “hundred year storms”.

Please stay safe out there, we have more flood water on the way after this storm. Thank you to all the people who kindly lent their photos to me, Facebook and other social media sites.

And as a general life commentary, I don’t know about you but I am definitely over 2020. It’s the year where the hits keep on coming.

Classic Diner photo. Source: Facebook

prayers for chester county residents after last night’s storm

Above is from someone I know. Summit Road in Malvern, which is off King Road in East Whiteland Township, Chester County.

 

Reports are of extremely heavy storm damage. Thank God no fatalities and thank God for amazing first responders.

Trees and poles down everywhere. Roads blocked. Unsure if a tornado was declared, but awful straight line winds at a minimum.

Someone wrote to me:

” There won’t be power up there 100% for days and some houses you can’t even get to. Tanglewood Lane can’t even be accessed due to multiple trees, piles and transformers down on Summit blocking access from both sides so those folks can’t get in or out and have no power.”

And yes a couple folks have sent me photos.

Another person also said this morning that Route 352 is closed from just past Summit to the entrance road for Immaculata.  I feel for these people because this was us after the ice storm of 2014. I will never forget the sound of thousands of pounds of giant beech tree when it came sailing into our home.

Of course the craziest thing for me is I slept right through the worst of this storm. And I am not a heavy sleeper and usually storms keep me awake. My next door neighbor said the sky kept lighting up with lightening and the transformers that were blowing up.

Be safe today. Prayers up for all of these families affected by last night’s crazy storm.  I have been told that there are truly devestating losses. I haver been told at least a couple of people probably have total losses. Photos are reader/resident submitted.

 

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