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Hurricane Sandy: Day 5

We gathered together what we had in the house of bottled water, canned food and other items to donate and made a trip downtown (way downtown, like to Delancey & Rivington) to drop them off at a shelter where they would distribute to victims of the storm.


On the way, we saw the house that literally fell apart (on 8th avenue and 15th street.) The power started coming back on in the Lower East side as we trekked downtown. We could hear people cheering. Also, I got a few text messages from people that the marathon was cancelled.

There were massive bus lines, which we think could only be for the buses to Queens/Brooklyn, since the subway only went down to 34th street.


When we got back that night, his friends has made us dinner- Norwegian Mexican tacos. It was delicious. Since the power had come back in the Lower East side, Ada and Martin headed back that night.


What Sandy Left Behind

Yesterday, Gavin and I took a walk around the neighborhood to see what Hurricane Sandy did to where we live. Luckily, we’re in an area that was barely touched by the storm. A lot of people weren’t as lucky, especially in New Jersey. There were some indications, though, that a storm had passed through.


A large piece of metal had fallen by the newspaper stands,


tons of slimy mud lined the streets closest to the river,


a rogue picnic table perched on the outside of the dock,


and a telephone booth fallen over.


It was really cold outside. The storm definitely brought with it the winter temperatures. I hope that the cities affected by the storm are able to get the power back on so that the houses are heated when the temperature gets to be below freezing.