Sandy a close call for one South Waltoner

Published: Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 02:42 PM.


As mega-storm Sandy roared up the Atlantic, those of us living along the Gulf of Mexico were spared. However, many of us have friends or family who were not so fortunate.

Anne Hunter would normally have been at her apartment in the heart of Soho, but her parents had driven from Texas to New York City to visit her last week. At the last minute, she opted to hop in the car and ride back with them to Texas. As luck would have it, the family was making their way back to Texas as Sandy howled through Manhattan, so Anne missed the brunt of the blow.

“It has been very disconcerting to behold Sandy,” she said. “After enduring the hurricanes and oil spills along our Gulf, it's hard to accept that NYC is now subjected to the same devastating effects of a natural disaster, though I am finding that New Yorkers are resilient.”

Hunter said her roommates are reporting that their building will be without power for a few more days. Text and email correspondence with her friends in the city has been limited due to lack of power, but she shared a few snippets from the emails and texts that she has received:

"Bizarro — listening to roaring winds and police sirens."

"We are all together and meeting new people."

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