We don't live that close to the ocean but hurricanes and weather events have taunted us for years--
Isabel--loss of power for 2 weeks and a large tree felled
Frances--Stuck on a cruise boat for 9 days
Derecho--loss of power for 5 days in 100 degree plus heat
And then came Frankenstorm...
Sandy--nothing - 0
Looks like we dodged a bullet when it comes to Frankenstorm. Yes we were lucky, others not so much. My thoughts go out to those in areas where the wrath of Sandy was not so kind. For those in my area--this time at least we could have nicknamed her Hurricane Houdini (Honestly why can't they name hurricanes more creatively? ) since she was in and out before you knew it.
I hope that my friends and relatives in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and those closest to the coastlines have their power restored quickly and do not suffer any damages to property or self.