On Long Island, the rest of the Anglocat family (my side) are all at das Schwester's, without power, but with cell phones to confirm that they're all ok. (My nephew, with a precocious interest in meteorology is chafing at not being able to get detailed climate modeling.)
Me and mine are, so far, weathering the storm.
Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey today has thanked Barack Obama:
for ensuring federal government resources are available to New Jersey, which is expected to bear the brunt of rain, wind and flooding from Hurricane Sandy.Not to make everything, political, but times like this make me glad we don't have a Chief Executive who thinks FEMA is "immoral." Of course, in a week, that might change:
“I thank the president for his telephone call and inquiring about how things are going here and I assured him that things were going well so far. He advised me to call him at any time that things were not going well,” he said at a fire house backed with emergency personnel, residents and press.
I hope you all are well, and that the storm keeps far away from you.
Pray for all those in danger from the elements, and all those who will be working through the night to save lives, return power, limit damage.