I don’t have a lot more information about the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy than any of you who aren’t living through the experience. Natural disaster became a common topic here after Hurricane Katrina. I wrote extensively about that, because I lived through the worst of the aftermath and, more to the point, I had firsthand knowledge to impart. Since, I have offered consolation and comment on the misery of others going through nature-induced calamity, because I don’t want to leave the impression I’m insensitive to the misery of anyone besides my friends and myself. However, I see what you see on television and read what you read on the internet, and we can see the damage is bad and widespread.
Having witnessed something similar, I can contribute observations. Such as, all those cars still parked along once-flooded streets, all those yellow cabs on the cab lots, any buses or trucks that went under about two feet of water or more, they’re goners, total losses even though the vast majority might appear unscathed. This was something I never considered before Katrina, but one of not-insignificant tasks after that storm was to tow away the thousands of cars and trucks that had been flooded.