My best thoughts and prayers to those in the wake of the Category One hurricane known as Sandy. Never Ever EVER let your guard down just because the category number is low. If you need further proof of this..then look at these pictures of what a low category storm can do. http://news.yahoo.com/storm-washes-away-much-jersey-sh...
I have many friends out in that area, and thank goodness they are safe. But many people lost their homes, their childhood areas, lives have been changed drastically due to this storm.
My bf and I were very lucky, we hunkered down at a friend's place because the highways were shut down. So we couldn't make our way home. Even then it was pretty scary.
Bare in mind, this was the worst cyclone hit on the east coast in recorded history. [That I know of. ] a thousand miles wide. Think about that for a moment. It hit the whole of the east coast. And it was "only a category one" That being said? Thank God it was not a larger category!
Now is the time to try to pull together and give a helping hand. If you can donate anything, blankets, clothing, canned food, water, even a little bit of money..it would help the survivors of this storm a great deal.
There are several ways you can do this. Here are some links.