Nathan Bransford, Author


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy


I did not expect to arrive in New York and be greeted with an October hurricane, but hey, never a dull moment in NYC. The winds were really intense last night but I was fortunate to only lose cable and Internet, which were back up this morning.

In case you need a sense of the scope of the storm effects, this gallery will show you all you need to know.

Thanks very much to the courageous first responders out there, including my friend Daniel José Older, and to everyone who put themselves in harm's way last night to help people out. Now is a great time to consider donating to the Red Cross.

It looks like it's going to be a while before things return to normal, but hope everyone is doing alright out there and thanks for all the well-wishes!






23 comments:

Jennifer E. McFadden said...

I'm glad you're okay!

Samantha said...

It's crazy right! I live just down the road from you and i'm still too wary to go outside! The tape won't be coming off the windows for a while, that's for sure!

D.G. Hudson said...

Good to hear you're okay. We watched on CNN. That dangling crane by Times Square looked ominous.

Mother Nature has power, the kind that reminds us who is boss.

thatmatters2me said...

As a Flordian and veteran of many hurricanes, the devastation and human suffering is heartbreaking every time.Equally poignant is the courage of the responders as they rise to the challenge.

JohnO said...

Glad you're OK, Nathan. Looks like you've just moved to a city that's really vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Let's hope they get it all cleared up.

Julie Luek said...

Been keeping tabs on my mom, not quite in the heart of it but still feeling its effects. I echo the others-- glad you're OK. I also second your commendation of all the folks on the front line helping out.

Will Overby said...

Glad you made it through safe and sound!

Robena Grant said...

Happy to hear you are safe and well. Awful to hear of the loss of life and to see the destruction on the telly. The clean up is going to be long and painful.
Red Cross. Definitely.

Maya said...

Stay safe, Nathan and all East Coasters!

Josin L. McQuein said...

Glad to hear you're okay. Some welcome - home, eh?

Stay safe.

Kristin Laughtin said...

Our technology and modern advancements make it even clearer how much power nature has. It's remarkable how helpless we sometimes are.

Seconding the thanks to the first responders and the recommendation of the Red Cross.

Glad you are safe! Stay that way. I hope the worst is over.

abc said...

Makes me feel better about living in Iowa. We have some tornadoes, but not much else. Give us a few hundred years, though, and it will be probably be a coastal state.

Stay safe and warm!

Cathi Stoler said...

Hope you are okay, as well Nathan. It's such a terrible disaster.

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wendy said...

Time to consider moving to Australia, Nathan? Seriously, hope everyone's weathered the storm and everything's returning to normal. Glad electricity and internet are back up.

Cynthia said...

This is a scary time for many people, unfortunately. But I'm glad to hear you're doing okay.

maine character said...

You move to New York, and in one month New England gets an earthquake and a hurricane. Guess we just have to wait for the volcano.

But really, glad you're well and may everyone get power back soon and have a safe clean-up. My cousin works road crew in Jersey, and it's just nuts.

Mira said...

I'm glad you're safe, Nathan!

I hope those who were hurt during this storm recover quickly. My thoughts are with them!

Hillary Jacques said...

So glad you're alright, Nathan!

Anonymous said...

Glad you're safe. No power here since Monday night :(

Terin Tashi Miller said...

Glad you're ok, former agent man.
I'm writing this from work, the only place where I have power and email access.
My New Jersey suburb got hit--hardly anyone's home has power.
But my house not damaged, my family cold (no heat) but ok and surviving.
Agree with Red Cross needing help.
Hang in there. If nothing else, as we used to say when I was a young reporter, it's 'great copy.'

Lori A. Goldstein said...

To echo Nathan, donate to the Red Cross. One way is to bid on copy editing, author critiques, and AGENT critiques. Check out:
http://jenmalone.blogspot.com/2012/10/copyedit-of-first-three-chapters-or-pb.html

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