Hurricane Sandy last week was a disaster for the East Coast, but fortunately for the specific neighborhood we were in, it was rather uneventful. Power never went out, and we were never in danger of being flooded. We were actually a bit bored, and it was a great relief to get out of the house after being cooped in for 72 hours.
As Hurricane Sandy bears down on us, we've stocked up on food and water. We were obviously not the only people who thought to do so, and our local groceries store was the most crowded we've ever seen, not to mention having the longest line we've encountered there. The cashiers are remarkably efficient, however, so we didn't wait as long as we thought we would.