Forecasters are saying that Hurricane Sandy will be the most catastrophic event — that we can plan for — that we have ever experienced. Most of us in the Northeast remember the media sensationalism just 14 months ago when Hurricane Irene passed through and it was nowhere near as severe as predicted. Consequently, lots of people aren’t taking Sandy seriously and are ignoring calls to get prepared, evacuate coastal low-lying areas (parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn included). But we are heeding the warnings and are prepared. We’re ready. We’ve got booze, diapers, water, canned food, snacks, flashlights, a radio, batteries, snacks, almond milk, and chocolate. Not pictured: a big pot of chili. And nerves of steel. Steel, I tell you!
The eye of the storm is forecasted to hit us at 8:30 EST and with the worst of it lasting 12 hours. I will try to update here or in the forums — with photos if I get them — for anyone interested. And those of you also in the northeast — I know there are lots of you — please feel free to check in and share your stories. If this storm is really as bad as people are predicting, it’s gonna be crazy. Hunker down, cuddle up with your loved ones, and stay safe!!
(I do have regularly-scheduled posts lined up for today and tomorrow, fyi, but may pop in periodic storm updates… Also, if we lose electricity, I may not be able to post stuff later in the week. We’ll just see how this plays out. They’ve got us really wound up in the Northeast thinking this is the apocalypse. It’s getting spooky outside!).