Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy and Mitt's pledge to slash FEMA

Sunday night, with Hurricane Sandy bearing down on us in Washington, DC, I received several calls from friends and love ones checking in on me. One by one, I reassured them of my welfare and explained we were in an eerie calm before the storm.

I took stock of the bare essentials: batteries, candles, water, food etc. And knowing the drill, I hunkered down prepared to bear the brunt force of Sandy's punch.

Sandy arrived as advertised: heavy rain, severe wind, trees falling, streets flooding and power lines swinging like a giant jump rope. I was fortunate not to lose power hence, I could follow news updates on-line.