A place still recovering from Hurricane Sandy gets hit with nearly three feet of snow
The Town of Brookhaven was hit the hardest by the blizzard Nemo. Some neighborhoods -- including my community of Sound Beach -- got 32 inches of snow!
It all started Thursday night as people started to prepared for the storm. We all lived through Hurricane Sandy, and a lot of people feared they would lose power during this storm, too. There were also long lines at gas stations and gas was running out -- just like what happened with Sandy. People waited in long lines at grocery stores to get supplies.
On Friday, we woke up to light snow but still went to school. By 12:45 my school was closed and we all got to go home! The snow was getting heavier. Weather stations kept saying it would turn to rain but it never did. All night the snow got heavier and heavier. We could hear branches cracking outside. Cars were getting stuck on roads. People we knew were trapped in cars or at train stations trying to figure out how to get home!
The snow got so high that we couldn't open our front door. The branches on trees we hanging all the way to the ground. We just kept our fingers crossed the power would stay on.
By Saturday morning, the snow had ended and we could see our winter wonderland! Although some people were not happy to shovel! The sound of snow blowers fill the air. Kids are snowball fighting and sledding. The snow is so high that its difficult to walk in some spots.
The town of Brookhaven has issued an emergency executive order that states nobody is allowed to be out on the roads starting at 10:00 a.m. until further notice. The roads are really dangerous for travel.
I plan in spending my day building a snowman and drinking lots of hot chocolate!
—Kid Reporter William RussellPhoto: Snow blankets cars an streets in Sound Beach, Long Island. There is so much snow that tree branches are sagging under the weight. (Courtesy William Russell)