Ted Aanensen says OK as do I. Please only give him the credit and please say Blogfinger staff photographer. Thank you. Also, Dave, if you like to photograph in OG, please send us some of your best work for us to consider. If you do, please tell us about yourself. Paul @Blogfinger
This morning at approx. 10:30 am, three police cars came by separately. One said (to Barry) that our neighborhood was to be evacuated. The second said (to Paul) that all of Ocean Grove had mandatory evacuation orders. Another police car told a neighbor (Joe) that only flood prone streets were to be evacuated. Two members of the emergency team told different neighbors (Sandy and Mary) that only certain streets were to be evacuated. Thus, we have “conflicting information” disseminated to multiple Grovers. —Paul @Blogfinger
4:00 p.m. It’s too difficult and risky to go outside. You can barely see as the wind blows into your face. I tried to walk two blocks to Wesley Lake, but it was impossible—getting soaked and water on my glasses. Being by the ocean is awful.
Few cars are riding around now. At this point in time there isn’t much to say. Just waiting for the monster to arrive. It feels colder–outside temp is 59 degrees, but there sure is a wind-chill factor today. Electricity still works. PG
Thank you so much for these pictures. I live in Maine but have summered in Ocean Grove for over 60 years. My sister bought a memorial bench on the boardwalk for my mother recently-it doesn’t look good for the bench but am glad the pavilion is still there!