For anyone expecting packages from sellers in NJ / NY, you'll be waiting a bit longer.
The devastation is just mind boggling. I'm one of the lucky few to still have power. Most of my town is without power.
2.4 million homes without power in New Jersey ALONE. Much of lower Manhattan (New York City) is without power because the power company turned it off before their equipment could blow up any more than it did. The tidal surge was record highs - by 6 or more feet OVER previous highs in many places. NYC subways and NJ PATH trains (all underground) have water in the tunnels. NJ shore areas had waves in the 20+ foot range - 6 to 8 foot waves are usually the highest.
NJ Shore areas - especially the barrier islands - are just devastated. Atlantic City lost part of it's boardwalk and is under water.
This was a view going over one of the main bridges to the one barrier island my family has vacationed on for 4 generations. It's a view of a town called Mantoloking.
This is the current view over that same bridge but a little closer to the actual island. [Updated with additional photo of that area]
While many of these homes are summer homes, there are quite a few year round residents in that area and a bunch of Bed & Breakfast type places. Other barrier islands have suffered the same fate - houses just destroyed, people's livelihoods gone. I haven't heard anything yet regarding loss of life, but these islands had mandatory evacuation orders well before the storm hit so hopefully people paid attention.
Please keep those who are without homes, power, or water AND those who are out trying to rescue people, restore power, and get things back to normal in your thoughts and prayers.