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2014 Blog Project: Week 11

March 19, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Blog Project Week 11: Power

Greek gods. Electricity. CEO's. There are many different kinds of power, from the exhilarating horsepower of a luxury sports car to the steps of Congress. The one thing they all have in common is physical or emotional strength (and sometimes both!).

One of the most powerful forces we know is Mother Nature. Through tsunamis, blizzards, earthquakes, and ocean tides her power comes out in numerous forms. One of these forms that the Northeast recently saw firsthand was hurricane Sandy.

Buildings that stood looking over the Atlantic shores for decades were pummeled and washed away like they were made of paper. Sand was deposited several feet deep on streets and sidewalks. Rising water levels threatened to change the coastline of New Jersey and New York.

In the midst of the storm, in Northern New Jersey farther inland than the main impact was an additional source of power being added to the power of Sandy. A small microburst tornado swooped down and tore up a section of wooded area. Massive trees that survived many other storms were uprooted with ease and thrown down on its smaller neighbors. Where there once stood a dense forested area is now an open clearing, with limbless trunks popping up here and there.

This is power.

"And with great power comes great responsibility..."

Nope, that's super hero powers -- my bad!


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