We all need to think a moment about the destruction. Not at all unlike the Tsunami in many respects. But the force was spread out over a larger area with less intense destruction and markedly less loss of life. May those who pray, keep the folks who have suffered in their hearts. And others may just think positive thoughts about these folks.
I couldn't agree more ! I have watching TV most of the day now (6 PM Tues), and some of the video from NYC and NJ is just terrible !
Here's what I don't understand though; it's not like this storm was a big "surprise"........they have been yakking about it for a full WEEK for heavens sake! Even predicting major flooding, (quite correctly as it turns out), yet, apparently people just "blow it off", and leave their cars sitting on the street ! Unbelievable ! Now there are hundreds, THOUSANDS, of cars submerged in salt water ! I'm as "charitable" as the next guy, but it's pretty hard, helping people who refuse to help themselves.
For example.........in about 1953 (or 54), I was stationed on the U.S.N. Sub Base in New London, Ct. There was many times LESS warning about hurricanes back then, but we got word from the Navy Dept. that a Hurricane was "imminent", and that the lower base, (which is right by the Thames River, and is where I worked and parked my car and my motor cycle), would experience severe flooding; I hustled out and moved both my 49 Ford and my "almost new" Harley up to the Upper Base, (which was 150 higher than the lower base parking lots)
A few hours later, the parking lot where I had moved my vehicles from, was about 8 feet deep ! ( I wish I could remember the name of that hurricane )...........it tore the beach area around New London all to "h**L" !