I've been keeping in touch with Justine through the horrific hurricane. She fared quite well. They never lost power, even though the eye of the storm passed right over them. The worst they had was loss of internet service for a while. But imagine the horror of an entire dorm of girls without internet service! Oh, the humanity!!
I've been heartened to hear that people I know fared pretty well. My sister outside DC lost power overnight but it is already restored. Our friends in Annapolis had water coming into the house and will have to replace carpet and some drywall in their basement but are otherwise fine. Others are windblown but well.
My heart goes out to all those who didn't fare as well as those near and dear to me. The pictures of the devastation are heartbreaking.
But maybe now people will start taking climate change seriously.
Oh, wait... probably not. Oops- my cynicism is showing.