The threat of Hurricane Sandy

Surviving the Storm   I’m sure everyone has been paying attention to the Hurricane Sandy storm and its convergence with the winter storms from the north and west.  This link has an update:  http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/news-general/20121029/US.Superstorm.Sandy/?cid=hero_media.  Already there are millions of people without power, multiple deaths, our stock market closed down for a second day tomorrow, and an important national election impacted.  What a catastrophe, and it is just hitting shore tonight as I write this.

Empty shelves at a grocery store in New York.

 

Grocery stores were quickly cleaned out, with long lines to purchase what was left over.  Mass transportation was shut down, and flood waters are already damaging structures and power utilities.  And this is only the beginning.  Hopefully people will get through this OK.

What is amazing to me is if you look at the major metropolitan cities in this first picture, they are some of the biggest and most densely populated cities in the USA.  I just think of all those people sitting in their homes right now, trying to make it through the cold night, and I hope they are prepared with what they need.  I wish there was something I could do to help them.

For the rest of you reading this who are not hunkered down in a cold house, wondering what is going to happen, I will stress to you the need for preparation.  You never know when it might happen to you, and you need to be ready to take care of yourself and your family.

I was going to write an article about pheasant hunting tonight since the season is approaching here in Colorado, but given what is going on in the northeastern part of our country, I felt it was more important to say something about that, even though I didn’t say much.  I’ll just say again, be prepared now to live later, and God bless our fellow Americans surviving this storm at this very moment.