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surviving Sandy

Originally published at Faith Seeking Understanding. You can comment here or there.

In case you’re wondering: the storm seems to have passed through. I’t s a gloomy day, but no rain or significant wind. We didn’t really lose power, which was such a good thing – I go a bit crazy without that connection to the world (to say nothing of Amazon videos. :-D ) Cell coverage is a bit spotty, the whole neighborhood is waterlogged, but really we weathered the storm pretty well here.

Public transit, though, is a first-class mess. This is an inconvenience for me but a major problem for many who rely on the buses + trains to get to work. (I can walk pretty much anywhere I need to go.) And of course people are without power all over here. Five people in my city are dead, and I’m sure the situation is worse outside NYC if only because of the scale. This is to say nothing of the damage to property, which is of course substantia.

This whole thing has me thinking about Katrina. I wasn’t affected by it directly but I worked with a nonprofit helping with the clean-up, and I remember the pictures I saw. It’s actully giving me nightmares, though that’s not exactly a new problem. I’ve been relatively lucky with natural disasters and compared to what some people are dealing with right now I should be thankful for the luxury to be upset by memories (as opposed to my reality). Still, things like this have me feeling very small and insignificant. I’m sure there’s some deeper meaning to all this, but I can’t quite see it.

I do hope everyone’s safe and sound, and that their houses are either well insured or escaped the worst damage.

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dreamflower02
Oct. 30th, 2012 01:07 pm (UTC)
So glad to hear you are OK.

Compared to many of our friends, the DH and I fared better than most; even so it was still traumatic. Even when you are not affected directly, it's a lot of stress.

((hugs))
azalaisdep
Oct. 30th, 2012 01:58 pm (UTC)
Very glad all is well with you. The worst of the damage in NYC does seem to be very localised (apart from, as you say, the public transport, which is going to be a huge issue I imagine).

I'm sure you're far from the only person feeling pretty dwarfed by the power of Nature. And I hope the nightmares don't last :-( Stay warm and dry and enjoy the videos!
lindahoyland
Oct. 30th, 2012 02:13 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you are ok. I was thinking too that nature reminds us at times like these just how small we are, which is a sobering thought.Nightmares are horrid, I feel for you.
Here in the UK, I'm thankful we are not in the path of this storm, but I'm concerned about my friends in the USA.
ellynn_ithilwen
Oct. 30th, 2012 04:47 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear that you're ok and that the worst is over. *hugs*
meckinock
Oct. 31st, 2012 12:50 am (UTC)
I'm glad you're OK, Marta.
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