Thank you, everyone, for your good wishes & keeping NYC and others in Sandy’s path in your thoughts and prayers.
NYC was hit hard, and we mourn the loss of life. We will recover from the physical damage, no matter time it takes, though I cannot even imagine what it must be like for those who have lost loved ones to the storm. They have my sympathies and condolences.
While we could not prevent all the damage and loss of life, I am grateful we have an administration that urged preparedness and timely and appropriate emergency response, both local and federal.
I can’t imagine how bad it could have been with a “we don’t need government” and “let them eat cake (brioche really, but who’s quibbling?)”, or “that was one heckuva job!” response, or one that felt science had no place in shaping public policy.
With a national election looming, apparently, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has had some similar thoughts.
Donate to the City’s hurricane relief fund: https://www.nyc.gov/html/fund/html/donate/donate.shtml
Update on damage sustained as of Nov. 1, 2012: http://www.nyc.gov/html/om/html/2012b/pr385-12-static.html
Report damage to your home or business: http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/nycsevereweather/damage_form.shtml
Even when things are tough, New Yorkers like to laugh. For comic relief, some of us enjoyed the Spanglish parody account of Mayor Michael Bloomberg (the real Mayor did a laudable job in this emergency): https://twitter.com/elbloombito