What is it really like in the aftermath of Sandy?

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  1. 05r50

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    Hello Everyone.

    If you are in the direct hit zone of Sandy, I would like to hear the un-filtered truth about what is going on.

    Things like your location, electricity, public services, emergency services, relief organization, FEMA, etc.

    Are the stores open? Can you get supplies, food, gas?

    Are you back to work physically or remotely?


    I ask, because I am curious to know why the media coverage has been somewhat lax in my opinion.

    I am not wanting to start any type of debate on politics with this. I just would like to hear from those living through it whether you think it is what you expected or is it just unimaginable or somewhere in between?

    Pictures tell a good story as well.
     
  2. Justa Jim

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    We were in the path and got very little. The Weather Channel was only interested in talking about the coming destruction, rather then actually showing where the storm was, what it was doing and any changes it was making. WC has, basically, turned into a reality show. Not really good for much.

    Jim
     
  3. KittyMini

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    We bunkered down and got very little... just a tree down in the backyard.

    My sister and some friends were without power until last night.
     
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    Personally I'd think the local people would like to not have news crews pointing cameras at them & their destroyed homes. These poor folks will fare better than those who were all but abandoned after Katrina. Many folks there still are trying to rebuild.

    One thing that we can do is donate to our favorite relief organization. Every little bit helps.

    Off my soapbox, motor on.
     
  5. Mr. Jim

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    Still no power at home, have a genny, got 20 gallons of gas yesterday. Work has power only because jcp&l is in my building and their radio dispatch center is located within. Gas lines are long, store are starting to get product.

    In south jersey shore it's a disaster!

    You want pictures, google " New Jersey pictures Sandy"
     
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    So sad. :frown2:
     
  8. Nathan

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    Wow what powerful images.:frown5: Makes you wonder why folks would want to live so close to the ocean. Maybe they never thought this could never happen to them in their lifetime. Attitudes about what mother nature can do have been changed in many minds I'm sure.
     
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    We just got our power back tonight and finally can watch the local news to see what's going on. A town not 2 miles from our home was destroyed from Sandy. It is very sad to see the devastation and the people it has effected.
     
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    I'm very glad you & your family are OK Jim.
     
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    +1 Jim
     
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    I just read odd/even gas rationing starts tomorrow in NYC.
     
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    My boss decided to get a couple of trucks, let folks donate supplies this weekend at 2 locations, then send them to victims of the storm.
     
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    Not sure if this link will work, but here is a shot of a friend's beetle, midway through a resto, that got submerged at the Jersey Shore. Car: done.:(

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