After the Hurricane

Cristobal has just been promoted from tropical depression to tropical storm throughout the Caribbean. And I read today that the Farmer’s Almanac predicts another rough winter here in the Northeastern United States.

Memories of 2012’s Hurricane Sandy are still fresh. While we safely watched the storm from home, we saw our old coastal neighborhood become flooded and lose power. It was heartbreaking. That weekend, we drove over to a particular local church because we knew they would be doing something useful. That’s just how they roll. We donated, sorted and folded, then helped drive food to a seriously damaged section of Brooklyn.

We are not accustomed to hurricanes. (And hats off to those of you who suffer them regularly.) One thing I’ll never forget: how the people of New York helped those in need. I’m proud of us, and hope we don’t have to do it again.

Especially after a blizzard.

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4 thoughts on “After the Hurricane

  1. So sorry to hear about the effects of Hurricane Sandy. It may had been two years ago but the memories as well as remnants of its devastation seemed like it happen yesterday. I witnessed hurricane Ike here in Houston and it was scary. One thing I noticed though is that during this hard times, we see the goodness and generosity of others just like the kind hearted people of New York that responded with their hearts during hurricane Sandy. Have a blessed weekend. All the best of blessings to you and your family.

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  2. It’s so interesting for me to read this personal perspective of my country’s response to Hurricane Sandy. I lived in NJ for a time — Fort Monmouth and Fort Dix — and for years in the southern area of the country. No matter where they hit, hurricanes are terrible and destructive; humanity’s response really helps to not feel alone!

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