I got an email from my mom about a friend, our parents also happen to be friends, I went to high school with who is currently living in New York. I was thinking most of my friends made it through this without much of a problem, evidently not so.
Would you please let everyone know that Heather is okay. She lost everything last night to the 12 foot storm surge but is safe. They stayed in their house and had to sit out the storm on the second floor. The fires in the Breezy Point neighborhood were just across the road and luckily didn’t get to her side of the street. Things are still burning but they have it under control. There isn’t any way to contact her as they are trying to conserve their phone power since there won’t be any electricity for several days.
I’m glad she’s OK and while she may have lost possessions, she at least came out alive and didn’t have to deal with fire compounding her issues. I don’t know how prepared she was to deal with the aftermath, hopefully this overall is just a bump in the road.
Take stock of what you have and be thankful.