~By Wendy Zangari
The Hurricane was a rain and slight wind storm for us, we didn’t hear it because we have double pane windows, so in that respect we are lucky.  When I lived in my old house, that was actually much younger than this house by 60 years, I heard everything outside, the window in my Living Room actually fell out when I was leaning on it to clean it, I grabbed the glass thankfully, as it was a bay window and I was able to get close enough to grab the pane before it fell out and when I say a pane, this pane of glass was 3 feet by 5 feet and I just got lucky, I leaned it just right and it didn’t fall all the way out.  I called a friend to help me get the window back in and caulk it.  That was not fun!  I am sure the new owners replaced the windows.
Also Google maps lied about Hurricane Irene and it’s possible cone zone.  🙂  It was on our street, we did have a lot of rain and wind, but no trees fell and no floods as we live on a hill, however, I am sure that the Delaware River and the Creek near us probably overflowed, but being on a hill helps.  It is gorgeous now and the weather is amazing, the windows are open and the fresh air (I think it’s fresh) is coming in the house.  It’s a beautiful thing.
I am glad that the Hurricane did not hurt or kill a lot more people.  I couldn’t believe they were doing a news report in New Hampshire and there was a 12 year old girl with her father riding around in the hurricane.  I guess they stopped to talk to the news reporters, because they said that it was exciting and that they were just joy riding around and watching the storm.  Now this is how people really get killed, it’s not enough that you have EAS (Emergency Access System) popping on your television screen every 5 to 10 minutes when you are trying to watch Ancient Aliens on your DVR, but then you have to stop to watch the news to see stupid people, sorry to be judgmental, I see it like I see it.  Why do people not take heed and stay indoors?  I don’t get it.  There is a lot of things I don’t get in regards to people’s behaviors and my husband tells me I should stop trying to figure it out, it’s a moot point and it won’t be solved.  Now that bugs me even more.  Something that can’t be figured out?  Geez, I am all about finding how things work and how people work and so on and so forth.  How can I not continue to ask questions?
I hope that those that are still without power are making the best of it and those that are in shelters as well.  I can’t believe that all of those homes were destroyed, now people are in more FEMA camps, sorry I am not a fan of FEMA.  Anything that ends with an A is not good.  lol.  Remember a post a long time ago, I think it was called, FDA, USDA, any kind of A.  Well FEMA is the any kind of A.  You can take that in more than one way! 🙂
So what is up with the start of these FEMA camps, are they good?  Are they bad?  I wish that we could interact with folks that have been in one or if any of you can find an article of anyone that shares their experience in a FEMA camp, that would be helpful.  I would love to know what it is like first hand from someone who has experienced it and what the procedure is to living in a FEMA camp. I would love to know the real truth.
I do hope that those folks that are in camps, are well taken cared for and that they are not suffering and are able to have an option to rebuild their lives and not just a dead end with no solution and the FEMA camp is the solution.  That is not what I would like to see, but we can only imagine.

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