I was 24 at the time of the storm, living in
My aunt lived across street, and she called me in the morning. She said, “Look out your window. I think it’s the end of the world!”
I looked out and saw all this water in the street. There was water smashing into the pavilion. It was water, water everywhere. It was really scary and surreal. I remember seeing a boardwalk ramp floating down
This storm popped up overnight. The tide went in and out six times before the storm ended. We waited it out in our apartment for two or three days.
When the tide was out we would run to the local store to get beer and candles. They were little white candles, before the time of scented candles. We had no electricity, but we had a gas stove. All of the people in the apartment building congregated in our apartment because of the heat from the oven. We were on the third floor of the building, and my aunt came to stay with us. Her basement apartment flooded out, but her house is still there today.
It was a small apartment that we lived in, and we didn’t have room for everything. I had stored some dishes in a shed on the dock at
My son James says that he was conceived during that storm. He was born in December. We had to huddle to keep warm.
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