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Cherry Blossoms Branch Brook Park April 2014

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April is Cherry Blossom time in Branch Brook Park, Newark NJ. The park has 3000 cherry trees that blossom over the course of about 3 weeks. Here are some of them.

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Newark New Jersey 4 a.m.

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2 a.m. phone rings “ohh no, not tonight”
“Steve we have a fire in Newark”
on scene– wind blowing , snow coming down hard, brrr it is cold
snow and ice on street and roadway
everything an eery red yellow glow
3 fire companies including hook and ladder
my Red Cross team is here, am i glad to see them
3 buildings involved– where are the people?
look in doorways, see families huddled from the cold
need to get blankets from the van
count 6 families- 26 people including young children
Dispatcher, I need 8 hotel rooms
get buses here to transport people.
6:30 everybody safely in hotel rooms
Home again, glad everybody is safe.
Now for some hot chocolate