Folks, we’re on a road trip this Labor Day weekend. This time we returned to our home state of NJ. This was a family visit as my mother’s birthday is next weekend, but there’s the possibility that hurricane (Katia) could impact the east coast.
So, Grenville and I decided to make an early visit. It would also give us time to visit friends we don’t see during the year as our NJ trips are usually shorter.
In between visiting my mother and friends, we went to Somerville, NJ, where I lived for 10 years. It borders Manville, NJ, which was hard hit with flooding from Hurricane Irene last weekend.
We drove through streets in Manville and saw nearly entire contents of homes piled high by the curbside. These photos were taken as we drove past several side streets. It seemed that no street had escaped flooding damage.
Flood waters had receded, but leaves and trees showed the high water marks. Toys and household appliances were tossed in unusual places.
Other parts of NJ and states, including NY and Vermont, also received widespread devastation and damages. We pray that Katia makes other plans and spares folks in these states further grief.