I sure hope that all you who live in the east and north east part of the U.S. will be able to safely weather hurricane Sandy without any problems. Since it is so chilly up that way this time of year, the wind and the rain will feel even worse. It seems that flooding will be the biggest problem, and throughout history, the cause of the most casualties during hurricanes was drowning. Not only because of the huge storm surge at the coast but also because of all the rain that a hurricane dumps around it. The power grid will go down in many locations which means that if you get caught out in the wind and the rain, most of you will not have a warm place to dry out in. Those of you who have wood burning stoves or fireplaces, make sure you bring in plenty of dry firewood. Draw enough water to store and last through the duration of the storm and the clean-up and repairs that will follow. Public utilities may be down for many days, depending where you live.
Please, all of you who are now or will be affected by this storm, please be safe and keep us all informed on the conditions if you can. It is another cold morning here and a really nice day is expected. Hurricanes cause very serious severe bad weather in some areas and really nice weather in other areas. Like the old real estate agents' saying goes, "location, location, location." Now you all have a great day, you hear, or at least try to make the best of it by staying safe.