To who are inquiring, myself and family are safe, fortunately with power throughout. Prayers requested for those less fortunate. I think many of us in New York and New Jersey, having no real experience with hurricanes (and "Irene" being rather 'overhyped'), simply did not anticipate Hurricane Sandy being as bad as it was.
Some photos from last night's "Storm of the Century":
Source: Facebook - Taxi terminal in Hoboken, NJ.
Source: Tumblr: "The River that was the N Train"
Source: "Breezy Point from Above" Chris Heller, (Twitpic)
- Hurricane Sandy: The Aftermath (The Atlantic)
- WHOA: The Weather Channel Meteorologist Just Completely Freaked Out About Hurricane Sandy (Business Insider 10-28-12)
- Sorting the Real Sandy Photos From the Fakes (The Atlantic) + Photos of Sandy that are actually real
- Hurricane Sandy’s Breakout Star: Mayor Bloomberg’s Sign Language Interpreter - As serious as this storm is, Michael Bloomberg's frequent press conferences have also provided New Yorkers a legitimate reason to smile: Her name is Lydia Calas, and she's the mayor's official sign language interpreter.
See also Lydia's twitter feed, on which she remarks: "Anyone watching Gov. Christie? I've signed for him once. Great guy, but I always felt like I was 'signing angry.'"