The past hurricanes to hit the east coast before 2012 didn’t really live up to its warnings. So when Hurricane Sandy happened, it hit really hard. I remembered how many of us took extra precautions buying canned goods of food, bottles of water, flashlights, a radio and other useless things that ended up not being used for the past storms. My roommate and I were so unprepared for Sandy even though we did make a trip to CVS more than once. The damages from Sandy was so bad that we ended up having to frantically cooked all our eggs and sausages over the gas stove before it went bad since the power was literally out for days in midtown manhattan. This was the view I saw outside of our studio every night since there was no power in the city. I added the spotlight for fun. Three days of being cooped up in the apt and looking out to this was enough and we escaped to brooklyn after - foolwoolmerino
This one is not about my mother. For those of you who know me, and for those of you who don’t: I grew up in New Jersey, and was born in New York. Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey and New York (and affected many other states) on October 29, 2012 and caused a lot of destruction. On November 14, 2012 my friends and I went shopping, and brought donations to Sea Bright, NJ. I am speechless as to what I saw. It seemed so surreal on the news. I grew up going to several New Jersey beaches. Seeing Sea Bright left me in shock. I don’t think I would even be able to handle seeing Point Pleasant, Belmar, and Seaside in person. If you can help in anyway please do. Donations and volunteers will still be needed for a very long time.