Hurricane Sandy pushed lots of water around the east coast. Lower Manhattan seems to have got the worst of the flooding: streets inundated, subway tunnels filled. However, Deale, Maryland suffered only (sort of) high winds and high water after the fact. By Tuesday the storm was passed, but we had a spring tide on top of southerly winds which drove the water level above the piers.
As you can see in the photos, the scene is surreal. Fortunately, there was no damage. Winds gusted to 50 mph here, but we are on a very sheltered, narrow tributary – a natural low spot in the topography. The strongest winds were in the tree tops. It was more moderate down at the creek level.
We are still thanking God for safety and survival. This could have been much worse.