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The Morning After the Storm

My little family is still here in Brooklyn. My apartment is here. My street is here. My lights are on, and my internet is going. I am more lucky than millions.

The wind roared all night. Things fell down and whirled down the street. There was a fine misty rain, which was delivered horizontal.

. The subways are flooded and unusable. That means nobody can really go to work or school.So everyone is at home, bugging me. Daughter's school is apparently flooded with sewage from the Gowanus canal. (Disgusting Superfund site. Look it up if you dare.)

My cell phone is out. And that is now my only phone. We got rid of our landline. I don't know how long it will be out. Looks as if the cell phone towers for ATTT came down in the night. Much of Manhattan has no cell phones. Manhattan has no lights either, and in some cases no place to live. An electrical transformer tower at breezy point Queens  blew up in the night. So there were fires too.

But all is well here. Maybe i can get some writing done. Although hard to do with husband underfoot!

Comments

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esmerelda_t
Oct. 30th, 2012 06:16 pm (UTC)
Really pleased to hear you avoided the worst of it.
kittycallum
Oct. 30th, 2012 07:52 pm (UTC)
Good to hear! And you still have internet -- that is remarkable! I'm glad you and the family (and Hazel!) are alright.
provencepuss
Oct. 30th, 2012 08:07 pm (UTC)
the essential is that you are safe and sound. I've been watching the amazing pictures on the news and I'm glad you are OK.
lemurling
Oct. 30th, 2012 08:36 pm (UTC)
Glad you guys came through ok! Hopefully the city will get back on its feet before your family gets too stir crazy.
wellinghall
Oct. 30th, 2012 08:44 pm (UTC)
I am pleased you are okay :-)
anteros_lmc
Oct. 30th, 2012 09:29 pm (UTC)
Oh I'm so glad you're all safe and have survived relatively unscathed. I've been checking the news reports all day looking out for reports of conditions where you are. Thanks for checking in, I can stop worrying now :}
vespican
Oct. 30th, 2012 09:41 pm (UTC)
Relieved to see this post from you!
Dave
ba1126
Oct. 30th, 2012 10:06 pm (UTC)
Wow! You have it much worse!! I hope things improve quickly!!
charliecochrane
Oct. 31st, 2012 11:01 am (UTC)
Great big hugs!
chloe_amethyst
Oct. 31st, 2012 12:26 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you are safe, and I'm sorry for all the destruction and displacement New Yorker's are having to deal with.
latin_cat
Nov. 1st, 2012 10:09 am (UTC)
Glad you are all still safe, and you avoided the worst of it. Hope things can start getting back to normal fairly swfitly. *hugs*
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