I’m happy to report, we survived Hurricane/Superstorm/Frankenstorm Sandy. Not completely unscathed, but in pretty good shape.
Here in Baltimore, Sandy was mostly a rain event. We had somewhere north of 7 inches of rain, which is never a good situation with a flat roof. To make matters worse, we actually just got a new roof, and apparently they missed a few spots, which led to some pretty bad leaks around our skylights and on our first floor where it ran down the walls. Thankfully, the roofers seems willing to make it right.
Unfortunately, things didn’t go quite as easily at the Broadkill Beach Club, which ended up being about 30 miles Southwest of where Hurricane Sandy made landfall. Thanks to an unfortunate dune breach north of our house, the Delaware Bay flooded into the marsh behind us, and the marsh jumped its banks and flooded much of Broadkill Beach, including our little corner. Most of the water receded before we made it back to the house (we were in a mandatory evacuation zone) but it did mean a lot of clean up, with a lot of bleach. Fortunately, there seems to be no permanent damage–other than the death of one box spring and a sad koi fish that we found in that temporary pond next to our house.
We feel very fortunate that we made it through this storm in such good shape. It’s taught us to take these things seriously and to remember how lucky we are in life.