We've made it through the storm unscathed. Here in Carroll County, we again dodged the bullet, just like with Irene, and never reached hurricane-force winds. We had tropical storm winds last night, but here on the hilltop, aside from some lost branches and the damned roof leaks, it appears that we didn't suffer any damage. The sump pump ran all night, and the French drain that caused last year's Great Flood filled up a few times, and Bobby had to wet-vac it. (We have flood alarms and, in the middle of the night, Bobby accidentally sucked one of them into the wet vac, so I woke up to the sound of the flood alarm singing "Für Elise" from inside the wet vac.) Had we not had the post-Great Flood repairs done last year, we probably would have flooded again this year, so we were thankful for the sump pump (which I just heard grind into life in the laundry room). We've had seven inches (18 cm) of rain so far, according to the measurements Bobby takes for CoCoRaHS. I was just upstairs, and it's still raining, but the wind is gone.
Baltimore, apparently, took more damage, being in the path of the hurricane winds. BWI airport reported a top gust at 86 mph (138 kph); the Bay Bridge reported a 94 mph (151 kph) gust. It's crazy how narrowly we missed that. To give a point of comparison, we worked in the Baltimore suburbs; it's about a 40-minute drive for us. It's about an hour to BWI.
To the east of us, especially on the coasts, were not so lucky. I'm already hearing stories of severe damage in places like the Jersey shore. I hope everyone affected by this is safe and well.
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