When storm Sandy hit, it hit hard. So much beach-front property crushed into splinters. The meteorologists got it right when they said that the wind would not cause the most damage, but the storm surge from that low 940 millibar atmospheric pressure, added to the high tide of the full moon would cause the most damage.
Me and my family escaped with just some short-term problems, the floods came within one block of me, a close one! I was in the lower Manhattan black-out from Monday night around 9 p.m. till Friday evening around 6:00 p.m. Damn, you humanists do not know how very good the Sunshine looks now-a-days! Oh, wow! Lower Manhattan has power now, that is a big relief, not so much for the night-lights (just sleep until sunrise) nor heat (sweaters, extra blankets help, and shower with a washcloth), but now the elevators work, the shops in lower Manhattan are open, and for the water pumps… how could the elderly make the walk down to the ground floor and back up to the tenth, the twentieth, or even the thirtieth floor, with just one bucket of water. That climb is a real feat of strength, not everyone could do that. The buildings need to give better access to water for everyone in the building, I suggested to the Mayor’s office that everyone in a building form human chains on the stairwells to pass buckets all-the-way up to the top floor of every building. But we need some permanent solution.
I was very relieved that my windows weren’t smashed by wind and debris.
Things are improving in the NY/NJ area for most, but many are devastated, and I hear that gasoline lines are still long.
At nighttime lately, NYC seemed like some sleepy little town with all the shops closed and no lights, that’s just not normal for NYC. Is everyone on the Atlantic coast/Caribbean got a foothold on things yet? I hope so. It seems that the beach towns of NJ and Long Island got the worst of storm Sandy.
And here comes the next Nor’easter.
(Darn forum says that the photo I want to post is spam! Nit picky computer. )