Tuesday, October 30, 2012

We are safe and sound







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.

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11 comments:

  1. glad to hear you're okay! This has been so scary :( Definitely global warming...

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  2. That looks pretty freaky! Living in the UK I have never exprienced something like this and hope I never have to. I have to say the idea of living in one of those super tall buildings with things like this happening would scare the crap outta me!

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    1. I know! There were people who were on really high floors who said they were sea sick from their swaying building throughout the storm. I can't even imagine!

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  3. so happy to hear you are all well. my thoughts have been with you.

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  4. We made it through unscathed in Washington Heights. No loss of power, no loss of Internet.

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  5. Happy you are safe. Does seeing the vulnerability of your city make you question living in NYC longterm? It is so sad to see all of the devastation. We still have power too. Yeah!

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  6. So glad you're okay - the whole thing sounds terrifying and heartbreaking.

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  7. Glad you're all ok! I can't believe some of the scenes I've been seeing on tv, it's horrendous! Keep safe x

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