Visiting Blogger DC, a regular reader of this blog and a resident of Lower Manhattan, writes from NYC,
"As we enter our sixth day without power in Lower Manhattan, I think about some of those who are less fortunate than I am. Some have lost their homes and some have lost loved ones. I also think about a longer term trend emerging: if you're keeping score at home, Sandy is now the fourth storm in 22 months to hit the NYC tri-state area and knock out power for at least a week to a significant portion of the population (the first three such storms, in chronological order: Christmas snowstorm in 2010, Hurricane Irene and the freak Halloween snow storm one year ago). whatever your political persuasion is re: climate change and infrastructure spending, the bottom line is, something is not right."
Note from Marash Girl: Regular reader DC, a longtime resident of lower Manhattan, is no wimp, having seen the planes hit the Twin Towers on 9/11 and survived to tell the tale.