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.