Tuesday, October 30, 2012
I don't know how it happened but Massachusetts got away very lightly. It was all building up to a horror story, everybody was sent home from work, there was no traffic, the wind was a-howlin', rain was getting heavier and heavier, then before midnight it all went quiet and come morning all we had was a few intermittent showers, no wind at all. Presumably a slight change in course of Hurricane Sandy saved us from the threatened devastation.
Unlike the poor people of New York, New Jersey and other states on the Eastern seaboard. The subway tunnels in New York are flooded with sea water, 8 million homes in New York are without electricity, and there is a mounting death toll.
The picture is borrowed from the Telegrarf and shows taxis stranded in a flooded street in Queens.