Not to make light of a very serious situation, but long before Sandy actually hit ground and did all of it's destruction, authorities were all over the news outlets telling people to stock up on supplies/necessities including buying food that doesn't need to be cooked. Now there is nothing on the shelves to buy, millions of people are still without power and - I am glad I am not in there position is all I can say.
One of the reasons I own camping equipment is in case something like that ever happens. Propane fueled camp stove with plenty of bottles of propane and a white fuel driven camp stove - yes - with plenty of fuel for it as well. And lots of canned food. An underground storage tank with millions of gallons of water in it is only 2 blocks away. But I digress.
Reading about people who can't even find batteries on the shelves is hard to take in. Reading about people who are dumpster diving because they are hungry and don't have any food. Freezing cold, homes with standing water and no electricity.
I'm sure the various levels of government are doing the best and as much as they can to get this situation back on track, but really, it's the power companies that have the biggest job ahead of them, so much so that there are workers from my state traveling over there to help get power back on.
Meanwhile, Obama was in Vegas doing an interview on the campaign trail. I actually thought - and I am not Obama fan - that he was doing a good job of this situation with the east coast until he decided it's time to go back on the campaign trail. It's only a few days left until the election, I have to wonder, for both sides, what more rallies are going to do to change anyone's mind, anyway?
Well, it's Friday and I'm off to work.