Thursday, November 1, 2012

Some photos

We took a quick tour of Iselin and saw lots of damage, some minor and some probably not so minor.

One thing I heard is that the roof on the Iselin Fire House, on Auth Avenue, got pretty messed up.  Walking around and seeing all of the roofing materials all over town leads me to believe that there are a lot of roof problems on buildings.  I don't know how bad the fire house roof is, but I know firemen are handy and intrepid and I'm sure they'll fix it pretty quickly!

All over the state, there are gas lines.  It's crazy.  I'm glad I'm not going anywhere any time soon.  This is the line at Kenny and Billy's on Route 27 - and the line stretched way down the street.  Everyone seemed pretty calm, but I didn't hang around long.  My son works there and I'm pretty sure he's going to be exhausted tonight!

Traffic lights out all over town has made driving pretty dangerous.  I'm staying home as much as I can.

Most electric has been out, but it's coming back slowly but surely.  PSE&G estimated my power will be back Monday.  Fingers crossed.

 Big thanks go out to all of the public workers - Fire, Police, EMS, Sanitation, and PSE&G guys - and all the rest - for keeping our town going!  Fixing everything and rebuilding is going to take time, but the state of NJ (and NY, for that matter) will get through it!


  1. Thank you for letting us know about the situation in Iselin - it's where our American family lives.
    We are so worried about what is going on in Iselin, in New Jersey. We hope to get good news directly and we hope that you and everybody in the area will have access to electricitiy again pretty soon.
    We've been watching the news about 'Sandy' every day since Monday.
    Claudia - Bretten (Germany)

  2. No problem. Iselin is in better shape than a lot of other places. Except for the power outage, I think everyone is OK. I hope you hear from your family soon!