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It was cold and windy here in Michigan this past week. Gusts of air blown in from the South-West, mere fragments of the storm raging there.
I think it’s safe to say that Hurricane Sandy, and all the people effected by it, have been at the forefront of everyone’s minds these past few days. No one was really prepared for just how fierce this storm would be. My cousin, an EMT in New Jersey, tells me there haven’t been any deaths… but that without power, there are few stores or gas stations operational. It’s amazing how much of a necessity electricity is, and without it my mind immediately jumps to scenes of post-apocalyptic zombie-land type movies. A bit of an exaggeration, but only a bit.
One of my favorite bloggers, Angela, has created a donation page for one of Red Cross’ relief funds – you can see her post, here. For other ways to lend a hand, check out this article, “12 ways to help“.