Yesterday, after the storm had died down, we went to check out the water (we live by the LI Sound) and explore and assess the damage. It was incredible. My mom and I each brought our cameras so that we could capture what we saw.
It seems as though all the roads and bridges by the water were washed out and we had to reroute our course a few times due to downed trees and wires. When we arrived on the road that leads to my mom’s favorite place to take pictures, we had to park about 100 feet away from the bridge, the area was so flooded. The water was deep too; it came halfway up a sign post.
We met many other people who were also checking out the damage, using it as an excuse to finally get out of the house. We lost power early in the morning and I think everyone was feeling restless. Most of the people had their dogs with them, since pets were apparently feeling more stir-crazy than their companions.
My mom and I each took a lot of pictures with our digital cameras. I have a laptop, so I was able to upload my photos before the power came back on, but my mom had to wait until we had electricity to use her desktop. The power came back on early this morning, and my mom immediately downloaded her photographs and printed them out on photo printer paper.
She uses high quality photo printer paper, so the images of the aftermath of the storm that she captured are truly striking.