Treasure Valley resident's family is in the path of Hurricane Sandy
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One former resident of the Jersey Shore now calls Idaho home and works right here at Today’s 6 and Fox 9.
Kristine Stevens grew up on the East Coast and saw her share of hurricanes. But nothing like sandy, and she's keeping up with her family and the disaster on Facebook.
“These should be wood planks all along here,” said Stevens. “They're gone, the Atlantic City boardwalk is gone."
Kristine stevens is finding the flood of images on Facebook and TV hard to watch. She grew up around these sites on the New Jersey coast many of which are now under water.
"This is like nothing we've ever seen, that anybody who lives there has ever seen in their lifetime," she said. "The concern is that the ocean would meet the bay and it looks like it has."
Stevens has lots of family on the east coast, but she's confident they're safe. She calls her brother who's working 16 hour shifts for Atlantic City Electric.
"He's shuffling crews around to where people need help," she said.
Millions are already without power and need that help. Meanwhile, the raging waters and canceled flights put a big damper on steven's weekend school reunion. She's hoping her flight won't be canceled, so she can check on family and friends in person. But the place she grew up will clearly no longer be the same.
Stevens has been in a number of hurricanes over the years and says it's not unusual for residents to take them lightly because they've been through so much and the most recent storms have been so mild.