Just how bad did the storm impact NYC?
I predict that the expense of clean up and repair from Frankenstorm Sandy will prove to be the most expensive natural disaster in our nation’s history. A rather gutsy friend of mine, who lives on Staten Island, wandered out the day after the storm. He took quite a few pictures with his smartphone and got them over to me. They are reprinted here (in no particular order) with his permission.
These images are just a small portion of what the residents of NYC are dealing with. According to my friend there is a real shortage of gasoline. With drivers waiting between three and five hours at the few gas stations opened, their patience is waning thin. Hopefully Fema learned some important lessons from Katrina, or they’ll have a real problem on their hands.