Broken homes and flooded roads

Torrential rains, gusty winds and melting snow conspired to turn Somerset County and the surrounding counties in NJ into a disaster zone on Saturday. We lost electrical power on Saturday afternoon and spent the night listening to howling winds and horizontal rain rip apart trees. We awoke Sunday morning to find a felled tree had barely missed the neighbours home. Bored, my son and I drove around looking for a way out of town. None were to be found. Large, old trees had fallen all over Princeton overnight. Some of them had been ripped from the ground but most were broken by the wind. All roadways out of town were either blocked by fallen trees or flooded roads. The Millstone River and the Delaware and Raritan Canal merged, spilling over into surrounding town and roads. Quite frankly, I felt a little stranded. You can see more photos of the damage.

Hurricane, Hurricane Sandy, Rocky Hill
There seemed to be no way into Rocky Hill from Skillman (Montgomery Township). A fallen tree ( or branches from a tree) blocked access from Washington Street and Princeton Avenue was blocked as well. I drove down Montgomery Road but stopped when I came across a fallen tree on the power lines in one lane of the road. Rocky Hill had become an island.
In the Spring we walked by the homes on Princeton Avenue and enjoyed the beautiful blossoms on the trees. No more. This home on Princeton Avenue and Crescent has lost all it\’s trees. It looks so bare; so naked.
In the Spring we walked by the homes on Princeton Avenue and enjoyed the beautiful blossoms on the trees. No more. This home on Princeton Avenue and Crescent has lost all it\’s trees. It looks so bare; so naked.

Montgomery Hills – Montgomery Township, NJ. We have fewer trees in the area now.