who is this then that even the wind and the sea obey him?
This is out of my kitchen window.
Our house was narrowly spared from damage.
We had 3 high tides that were higher than they have been since before 1978.
Each tide brought more and more damage.
In addition there was driving winds so strong they rocked my kitchen table
and pouring rain for over 2 solid days and nights.
My neighbor was just interviewed by a news crew in my yard.
There are more houses next to and further down than the one you see in the picture.
Those people have no way to get in or out other than
to put on high water-proof boots, toss the kids in a kayak, and trudge through through the water
which is about 2 or 3 feet deep in the lower places.
These are not my pictures but are of some of the damage done to our tiny island.
The tides, though no longer considered astronomically or "historically" high
continue to be higher than normal and to throw rocks and other debris
into roadways that have just been cleaned up.
My street, and other areas in town, are draining very slowly
as there is just no place for the water to go.
It will be a long recovery and clean up process.