November 01, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Update

Hey all.

It's been a few days since the hurricane. My other posts for this week were scheduled, so I wanted to acknowledge it on my blog, give a little update about it.

First of all, I just want to say that we were very lucky. We live in a part of Brooklyn that Sandy barely touched. The worst thing that happened to us was that the internet went out for a night. Our leaky window didn't even leak. We didn't lose power. And we've basically been chilling out in our little apartment-cave for the past few days.

I'm sure you've read that other areas were not so lucky. Even in my home state Rhode Island, the beaches where I would spend every summer with my family and friends were destroyed. I'm heartbroken over this.

Meanwhile here in NYC, all neighborhoods below 39th street in Manhattan are still without power. Subways, and even entire neighborhoods were completely flooded. Check out these photos of the water damage. It's unreal. We have no transportation, no way to go anywhere, and basically are stuck in our neighborhood until service is resumed... and no one knows when that will be. But compared to the fires, looting (in some neighborhoods), and deaths, I'd say those concerns are pretty paltry.

But we are safe. Our apartment and property have not been damaged, and we've had enough food and water to last our way through.

One other thing- a story. {{DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME.}}

It was silly... a very silly idea, but the night of the storm our friend rented a zipcar and came to pick us up. I was so stricken with cabin fever, I just went. I was bouncing off the walls so hard, I didn't even care if I ended up winning a Darwin award. Besides, I thought we were just going to ride around in the car, but we ended up going to the Williamsburg Waterfront.

We walked around and observed the mayhem at different perspectives. It was really scary at times. We ventured down one street, which had incredible wind suction and almost blew me off my feet more than once. You could see the water flooding all the fancy condos, as well as construction areas.

I'll never forget seeing half of Manhattan blacked out, though. It was the creepiest thing seeing the dark outlines of the buildings. Notice the tractor underwater, as well.

hurricane sandy manhattan

Anyway... just wanted to report that we're okay. Hope everyone else is too. Let me know :)


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  1. I'm glad to hear you're safe, and haven't won any Darwin awards. Continue to not win any, eh?

  2. We've been thinking a lot of you people on the other side of the ocean these days! I'm happy to hear that you are save. Also, its so much more interesting to read posts about Sandy on blogs than to read what is written in the newspapers. It somehow depresses me to read newspapers these days, as they only report the sad stories. It's good to read that there are some "good" stories too.

  3. glad to hear your ok

  4. so glad to hear that you're safe and you didn't suffer major problems, take care girl and don't go chasing Darwin awards :)

  5. Glad you're doing ok. It has been a crazy couple of days.

  6. Glad you're okay! I'm down here outside of Philly and we didn't even lose power, although many people around us did. Queens is devastating, too.

  7. You make me feel better about being convinced by my boyfriend to go out on the street and see how strong the wind was in the middle of the hurricane. :)

  8. I'm happy to know that you guys are safe and your home undamaged. I'm so sorry about for all the people whose homes were destroyed and have no place to go :/. Hope the affected places can recover soon!

    Tight hugs!

  9. Glad to know you are safe!

  10. Wow lady, you have balls of steel for leaving your home! Eeek I'd have been terrified. Still, I'm glad you are ok, and that is going to be one hell of a memory you'll keep in your mind forever. It must have been so so strange to see.

    Alli xx

  11. Glad to hear your safe. It was a scary time for many. I'm glad I'm hearing from all of my east cost friends. I hope power and transportation comes back on soon. try not to go crazy :)

  12. So glad you are okay and life is good in your little part of Brooklyn.

    Just stopping by from The Wiegand's, sweet Casey's blog, to personally invite you to join me for An Aloha Affair; a sort of end of week gathering and mingling and growing together. I'd love to have ya, stop by anytime...



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