Planned on this post being a movie review then Frankenstorm descended on the East Coast. Following and experiencing Sandy, all I could think was this is like some SyFy B movie. Stuff like this just doesn’t happen in NY.

The city that never sleeps is pretty much shut down. Many subway stations are flooded and most streets are for emergency vehicles only. Trains and buses aren’t running. I can’t go anywhere but at least I can walk around outside. Couldn’t do that yesterday.

Fortunately, I still have power and I live in an area that doesn’t normally flood. A lot of people can’t say the same. I still can’t believe the water got high enough to flood Battery Park. I was stunned yesterday when they closed all the bridges. Lower Manhattan has no power.

This storm actually got me to turn on the news. This morning, the streets were empty. This is NY, the streets are never empty! Speaking of news, it’s interesting how times have changed. My TV was acting up yesterday so I couldn’t watch the news. I got information from my Twitter, Breaking News and CNN apps. I needed an update on the storm, I went to my iPhone. Good thing I didn’t lose power.

Of all the things to lose because of Sandy, I didn’t expect to wake up with no running water. No one in my building has running water and we don’t know when it’ll be fixed. At least I have power.

I took my dog on a nice, long, slow walk this morning. Sandy had me in my apartment all day yesterday and the walls were closing in. My neighborhood has a lot of overturned trees but from what I can tell, they, for the most part, landed in the streets and the yards.


Susan Elizabeth · October 30, 2012 at 5:58 pm

So crazy that a storm this big made it all the way up north! Also, the crane dangling above 57th street had my roommate & I thinking we were entering into some apocolyptic nightmare.

Hope you get water back soon!

Deb · October 30, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Glad to hear you made it through the storm okay. Do you have bottled water?

    Auden Johnson · October 30, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    I do and man did those bottled waters help. Fortunately, my building had the water back on at around 12.

William Kendall · October 30, 2012 at 11:19 pm

I'm glad you're doing okay; I've been seeing footage of damage from a lot of areas all over, and it's freaky… particularly seeing Manhattan practically deserted like that.

We're supposed to get some of it on this side of the border as the storm moves north and to the east finally, though as of yet, all we've seen out of it has been high wind gusts.

Unknown · October 31, 2012 at 12:52 am

So glad you're okay! I've been seeing all sorts of news (from afar being that I'm in Orlando at a conference), and this is so devastating to so many people, too.

We still don't know ALL the damage. Thinking of you and hoping you will prevail against these trying times.

Kelly Hashway · November 2, 2012 at 8:20 pm

This storm has been crazy! We have power and water back, but my sister and my parents don't. So much damage, too!

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