Hurricane Sandy Survivor Stories

United States
November 2, 2012 2:05am CST
I experienced a small taste of the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. My family and I had to go without electricity for almost two days. Listening to the news, I see that there were people who experienced much worse than I. Did anyone else survive Hurricane Sandy? Tell me about your story.
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@allknowing (102894)
• India
2 Nov 12
It has still not sunk into those who did not have a direct impact but the aftermath will be felt in the whole of US. I do have people in New York and New Jersey and they all seem to be ok. Least do they realise that they will feel the impact as days go by. I am hoping that they will cope.
• United States
2 Nov 12
We are feeling a big impact. My wife hasn't been able to go to work, because the subway system is still down. Everything is terribly crowded, because people are mobbing the stores to buy food and water. Gas stations are shut down, so people are stalling out on the roads, and the stories on TV are heart breaking.
@allknowing (102894)
• India
2 Nov 12
The families of those that are there in the US and who have not reported discomfort are happy here but the truth is otherwise Philly. Our prayers are there for you.
@allknowing (102894)
• India
2 Nov 12
With natural disasters all we can do is pray that those who got trapped survive the trauma and get on with life. These things cannot be avoided Philly.
• United States
2 Nov 12
I went without internet and cable for one day. The lights were flicking on and off. I had been so scared my windows were going to blow off the building as well. but,we had nothing else go wrong with our building. to the right of me the whole town has o lights. a lot of places in this town are without lights. the train station a few blocks from me is black too. there are so many street lights out as well. what shocked me was there are no cops on the corner directing traffic. but people are obeying the laws real well.
• United States
2 Nov 12
What town do you live in? We are in Lodi, and it was much the same. I saw a few trees knocked down, and a lot of businesses were shutdown.
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• United States
2 Nov 12
I am sure you heard of it on the news westchester county is where I live. it is all over the news this week. I am going on the business street tomorrow and today I went by the bronx over on dire avenue and everything was closed up nothing had a light on it. I know the fish market was really mad because they sell the best garlic crabs there.
• United States
2 Nov 12
I heard about Staten Island, The Rockaways, and certain parts of Jersey. How do you feel about how everything was handled?
@inertia4 (28164)
• United States
3 Nov 12
I survived. My area did not get damaged, except for a few fallen trees. We also did not lose power here either. I guess I am in the lucky part of Brooklyn. But watching the news and seeing the devastation, I started to feel sick at what I saw. It is a horrible site. Most placed like Staten Island look like a battle ground. Like a war zone. I have never seen New York City look like this in my entire life.
• United States
3 Nov 12
How do you feel Bloomberg handled the situation? My wife works in Brooklyn, and she had no way to get there, because transportation was down.
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@inertia4 (28164)
• United States
5 Nov 12
Honestly, I think Bloomberg should have canceled the Marathon right away instead of waiting to the last minute. I am no fan of Bloomberg. I think the Gov. did much more then her did. I also think that if you took Bloomberg out of the equation, things would have gotten done like they are now anyway.
@silverfox09 (4717)
• United States
2 Nov 12
Yes a lot of people here have it bad also , I am always lucky to live where I live , never experience flood, and hope never have to . Where I was electricity didnt take long to come back and I have a generator ready for situation like those . When I look at the news , I see how some people really have it bad .
• United States
3 Nov 12
A bigger problem was the looting. People were actually being robbed for their generators and gas. It made it so even if you thought you were prepared, you really weren't.
@aabuda (1722)
• Philippines
2 Nov 12
I am so thankful that you guys are already okay...for us here in my country, where typhoons frequently occurred, we can't just think of you guys experiencing having no electricity...I mean, we are already lucky that we don't have to think about losing electricity for days because we can live without it...but not to you guys because we know that you need it for your home - in your heating system....so anyways, I just hope that everything is fixed now and that you will again live normally...
• United States
3 Nov 12
You never really know how much you miss electricity till its gone. Between worrying about food, and heat. The boredom made everything worse. After the storm, I had to go for a long walk, which is something I rarely do.
@riyauro (6421)
• India
2 Nov 12
i am not affected anyhow by sandy because i am in another country altogether but i am from a place where every year hurricane comes and I can relate myself to your situation. there have been weeks of no electricity and water after hurricane in jy country. I hope all the fine your end apart from electricity cut out. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day ahead.
• United States
3 Nov 12
This is my second experience with it, but I have to admit this time it was very scary.
• Singapore
2 Nov 12
though im not affected of hurricane sandy, sorry to hear what had happen to your family. God is good always pray and never give up! everything will be alright again!
• United States
2 Nov 12
We were lucky to be in an area that wasn't hit that bad. When the lights when out, my first thought was of how unprepared we were. We has a short supply of food, and all the businesses lost power too. If the emergency teams took longer than a few days we would have starved. Thank God indeed!
@iuliuxd (4453)
• Romania
2 Nov 12
I did.