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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Bracing for Hurricane Sandy, in Brooklyn

Soup Aisle, Brooklyn
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.

Supermarket, Brooklyn
Lines for each cash register snaked down the aisles, Sunday afternoon.

Related posts: Goodbye Irene, from Park Slope, Brooklyn, On Taking Snaps, and More on Irene, and An Early Snowfall, in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.

12 comments:

Brianna Asaro Photography said...

Good luck. I'm on the CT shoreline, so we're also bracing pretty hard.

kousuke said...

Hope you are safe.

RedPat said...

Be safe, Kitty!

Anonymous said...

Take care, Kitty! Stay safe & dry! From Diane in CA

Rose ~ from Oz said...

I'm originally from cyclone country Kitty so I'm familiar with the drill, thinking of you - stay safe, keep Rupert dry ;)

Paul B said...

Thats the thing about living in a city, we get snow in the city but it never stays in the city centre so we do get rather complacent. Hope all 3 of you ride out the storm, has Rupert got a nice warm jacket.

biebkriebels said...

Whish you all the best, must be rather frightening not knowing what is going to happen. Holdon to Rupert, that he is not blown away.

K10 said...

Wishing every one the best up there. Stay safe!

Washington Cesar Takeuchi said...

Hey Kitty! Please take care!!

Banjo52 said...

Best of luck to you, Kitty. And to the city.

Anonymous said...

thanks for posting.

Anonymous said...

hello kitty thanks for posting. i have a relative living in livingston brooklyn and im terribly worrying about him. May God keep you all safe.Take care.