Hi everyone! Just wanted to check in to say that Alex and I and the kitties are safe and sound here in Brooklyn. We actually never lost power in our neighborhood, just internet and TV which are both back now. The winds were a little nerve racking, but we had a good night. This morning, Alex and I walked over the Williamsburg bridge into Manhattan, which is a totally different story. We did not see much flooding (just FDR drive) but the power is totally out. No street lights, no stores open. Brooklyn feels like we just had a rough rain storm, in our neighborhood at least, but Manhattan is much more severe. The subways seem to be one of the biggest issues and the schools are closed again tomorrow.
We're in the process of rescuing our friend Dustin who's east village apartment is without power and had a window shattered in the storm. So he's going to come and stay with us. It feels good to be able to help someone out a little bit.
I can't help but think that because of global warming, this kind of weather will become more and more common in our area. The Jersey shore destruction is pretty scary too. Luckily, my parent's trailer in Cape May County is OK, according to their across the street neighbors, who are also okay.
Like people always say, disasters can bring out the best in people, and on our walk around the city this morning it felt like everyone was in high spirits- for now at least. 3 to 4 more days of no power sounds like it could be pretty devastating.
Anyway, thanks so much for your sweet comments during the storm!
PS- This image of the 145th st subway station is making me think it's going to be a long time before the subways are completely back to normal again.