We are safe and sound (and dry) here in our block in Brooklyn. Haven’t ventured outside yet, so don’t know what the rest of the neighborhood looks like, but on our block anyway there doesn’t seem to be any damage. In fact, the winds never got anywhere near as wild as I imagined. I took the video above about three hours before the worst of the storm hit and it did get crazier than what you can see there — I’d say the wind was twice as fierce — but it wasn’t as insane as I imagined. We’ve definitely seen more destructive weather since moving to the neighborhood over two years ago (in the video you can even see that one of the big trees lost many branches to a tornado last year).
I know many, many people have not been so lucky though and they are in my prayers. Northeast DW readers, check in when you’re able. Is everyone OK?