Photo by myself at the local supermarket in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
The canned soup section at my supermarket looked like it'd been raided, this morning. I'm sure it will be completely desolate later today.
It was a mob scene, with people running around with shopping baskets, looking very stressed. Then they got in line and stood there, for a long, long time.
We are all preparing for Hurricane Sandy, which is due to hit us later tonight and tomorrow. Very heavy rain and tropical-force winds are in the forecast.
New York is not typically hurricane territory, but it's become that way in the last couple years. Most New Yorkers are not 'home owners' in the typical sense. Since most of us live in apartment buildings, we don't clean out gutters or rake leaves. And so we're a little clueless when it comes to forces of nature.
This morning, I fielded questions from neighbors about what utilities go out if the power went out. Will we have cold water? Will the stove work? The intercom system? That kind of thing.
I'll be sure to post 'After' photos on Tuesday.
Lines for each cash register snaked down the aisles, Sunday afternoon.
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