Did the fast-moving thunderstorm last night shake things up where you were? The lights went out for some, including parts of Glen Ridge (yes again), portions of Cedar Grove and pockets of neighborhoods around other Baristaville towns, and across New Jersey.
A severe thunderstorm warning was issued around 8:00, and at my house, everything flickered off for a few seconds but came right back on, before all went dark and quiet at around 9:05. My son remarked at how quickly and without fuss we segued from life-as-normal (husband and I watching TV, both sons on computers), to life-like-last-fall-during-Hurricane Sandy: flashlights and candles close at hand, computers quickly unplugged, cell phones set to conserve mode and whatever we remembered had been running, like the dishwasher, switched off. And no one dared open the refrigerator until we regained power at 10:52.
And since PSE&G promised an 11:00 repair, we counted ourselves lucky.
— PSE&G (@PSEGdelivers) July 8, 2013
Inconvenience aside, some found the storm inspiring. Just look at the beautiful formation photographer Michael Vezza caught in the featured image, above.
On Twitter, we also saw this
— Doug Mehan (@DougMehan) July 8, 2013
And in Passaic County
— paul bassett (@PaulBassett) July 8, 2013
There were numerous reports of felled trees in Montclair, Livingston and elsewhere in our area. How about where you live? Any trees down, power outages, other damage?