It’s been two years since Superstorm Sandy hit New Jersey. Not everyone was prepared for it, despite all the warnings, but we’ve learned from the mistakes. We’ve been lucky with the weather these past few months, but we’re still stocked up on all our disaster needs.
In 2012, the malls were flooded after the storm, not with water, not with shoppers, but with people looking for working outlets. It was a sight we hope we never have to see again.
Two years ago, we didn’t care how much the gas was going for, just as long as it was flowing. We didn’t even mind the humming of generators; you get used to it after awhile.
Today, Facebook has developed a disaster app. Next time a storm hits, your phone will ask if you’re okay, and your reply will reach your friends and family instantly.
The number of people who were scrambling for a can opener after Superstorm Sandy had us raising some eye brows. Those canned foods are no use if you can’t open them.
Then there was the coffee; not easy to make without running water. That morning Cup O’ Joe was normalcy for many, something we were all seeking this time two years ago.
We hope that nothing on a Sandy-scale hits this month since we already have our Halloween costumes. Trick or treating in the mall a week later just is NOT the same. What did Superstorm Sandy teach you?