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No apparent storm damage here in lower Westchester County, just north of the Bronx. I have not lost power, and the only damage I can see from my windows is to the shrubbery. There’s no traffic on the Cross County Parkway, which makes me wonder if it has been closed. I am too far from either the Hudson River or Long Island Sound to know how much flooding damage there has been.

Well, I spoke too soon — the heat and hot water are out. I hadn’t noticed there was no heat because the apartment is comfortable, but the no hot water thing is a more immediate concern. Well, could be worse.

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  1. c u n d gulag  •  Oct 30, 2012 @8:14 am

    Glad you’re ok, maha!
    So are we, as I wrote about in the last post.

    I hope everyone else is, too!

  2. Lynne  •  Oct 30, 2012 @8:18 am

    Glad you are well. We are still experiencing wild weather in south central PA.

  3. Chief  •  Oct 30, 2012 @8:36 am

    Glas everything is Okay at your house.

    Here is western Ohio, 25 mi north of Dayton, we are receiving a dusting of snow.

    WxBug hs the outside air temp at 34.4 degrees which explains why the driveway and the road I can see is just wet.

  4. joanr16  •  Oct 30, 2012 @8:37 am

    Sign of the apocalypse: Christie was saying nice things about Obama on the teevee this morning.

    Glad to hear from those of you in the storm’s path. I hope the cleanup goes smoothly.

  5. Tom_B  •  Oct 30, 2012 @8:37 am

    Maha: glad you are OK. We had minimal winds/rain in central NC– trouble on the coast, though, and an early ski season in the mountains..

    Lynne: what are the reports out of Philly? Now the storm has peaked, I am hoping power will be restored in effected areas (parts of Virginia through Massachusetts, I gather) and the voting infrastructure will be be up an running ASAP.

  6. biggerbox  •  Oct 30, 2012 @10:05 am

    Glad to hear you are safe and dry. Be very careful if you plan to go out today.

  7. Lynne  •  Oct 30, 2012 @10:15 am

    Tom, I haven’t seen anything from Philadelphia, strangely enough. I have an acquaintance there who no one has heard from either. I am guessing some power outages?

  8. c u n d gulag  •  Oct 30, 2012 @10:44 am

    The devastation in NYC and NJ is of biblical proportions.

    On the plus side, to make lemonade out of this gigantic climactic bitter lemon – the rebuilding will create its own stimulus. FSM knows how many ten or hundreds of billions of dollars will be needed to restore the area to something even vaguely approaching what it once was – and that means jobs. And for decades, there has been a crying need for massive infrastructure building and repair all along the I-95 corridor, from Richmond on North – but especially between NJ, NY, and CT.

    But that’s a thought for later.
    Today, I’m thankful that my Mom and I are ok, that our house is undamaged, and that we have power.
    Most of my family and friends are ok, at least those I’ve heard from – which is almost everyone.
    I’m watching TV, taking in the aftermath of this horrible storm, and hoping that any missing people are found alive and well, and that the people whose homes were destroyed, can find some sense of solace.

    If you can, donate to the Red Cross, or some other worthwhile charity, that actually spends money of people and not its executives.