October 25th, 2012, 2 days before the moment that would change my life forever, is a date that I remember for only one thing: It was the day which forecasters confirmed that Long Island, NY would be struck by Hurricane Sandy. I recall constantly checking various weather sites to confirm other’s predictions – and the ominous feeling that multiplied with each identical forecast. It was unanimous, Sandy was on its way and it was going to be BIG. A so called “Super Storm” was on its way and preparations were in order.
The news reports were filled with the usual precautionary warnings of stocking up on essentials and preparing for the worst. Lines at the grocery store were burgeoning by the hour, as anxious islanders attempted to heed the advice of our news anchors. Normally, I would most likely have joined the throngs of people preparing for the worst, but … Read More