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Hurricane Sandy

October 31, 2012

Like just about everyone else in the world at the moment, I have been keeping an eye on the updates on Hurricane Sandy. I know, I live in Perth Australia and am safe and sound on the other side of the world. But that doesn’t stop me from worrying still.

Sandy has received so much coverage that it can be a little overwhelming. Storms surges, tidal waves, there is just so much water that has been dumped on the eastern seaboard of the United States.  You have to ask yourself, how much more water can there be?

What has been spooky has been seeing the images coming out of New York. Here is a city that is probably one of the most well known places in the world and it has been crippled by Sandy. Normally lit up with tons of lights, it was a surreal feeling seeing the skyline plunged into darkness.

Scarier still, though, was watching the storm surges and how the water just came through. Where the water wanted to go, that was where it went. Hearing that Wall Street closed for the first time in 124 years just showed how big and fierce Sandy really is.

14 deaths caused by Sandy is depressing, especially that poor guy who was struck by a tree in his own home in Queens. Then there is the fire that raged on in Queens that fire fighters couldn’t contain because they couldn’t get their trucks in due to flood waters. How frustrating would that be, not only for the fire fighters themselves but also for the owners of the homes.

It will take New York a while to recover from Hurricane Sandy but I’m sure that it will bounce back better than ever 😉

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