This never ending photo challenge which is drowning most of the participants has been developed by Mike and Ziva, you can see all of the masochists eating m & m's, watching video's trying to stay dry and photographing their hearts out over @ Ziva's Inferno.
I am cheating today as I do not have a picture of the city of Philadelphia. We are awaiting the landfall of hurricane Sandy. The entire city is essentially shut down today. I live approximately 45 min. northwest of the city and we are expecting power outages and flooding as the northeast portion of the storm (the strongest winds) pass through. We spent the bulk of yesterday preparing. Moving lawn furniture- getting to the store to stock up on food, water, batteries etc. They are compaing this storm to "the perfect storm" typified by the movie of the same name (George Clooney was in it) We also have another storm headed our way from the west which will join forces. Needless to say it is wet!
My school has been cancelled for today and most likely will be closed tomorrow as well. NJ & PA have declared state of emergencies and people are being told to stay home unless they need to evacuate. Airports, bus service, train service, are all closed. Here at my house we are hunkered down and taking advantage of the day off- for now it's simply a bad storm with high winds, but they have told us the weather will deteriorate by evening.
|Philadelphia skyline taken from a bridge along the river|