We were very lucky in the Hudson Valley last night. Sandy had us on the edge of our seats with some strong winds and a few rain showers, but the bulk of her efforts were focused elsewhere.
We didn't get a single drop of water in our basement. After Irene, we were cleaning and de-odorizing for a few days because of basement flooding.
The wind was a little gusty throughout the night. I was a bit nervous for awhile and considered camping out in the finished basement, away from any threat of falling trees. But, just when I thought we ought to make the move, the winds died down and everything was fine.
Our basement is dry. Our trees remain upright. Our power never even flickered. The kids are in school today and Halloween will go on as usual.
All in all, it was pretty tame for us.
My thoughts and prayers are with the folks downstate and in NYC, NJ, CT and MA that sustained damage and are dealing with flood waters and power outages and with the people who were injured or lost their lives in the storm.