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.
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.