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What I Learned from a Girl Named Sandy

Three days of darkness and the storm called Sandy taught me lessons about myself and about survival, conquering fears and the generosity of strangers.

After three powerless days, temps dropping, no heat, no stove or light, I came away from Superstorm Sandy pretty unscathed, save for a few trees and food lost. The feeling of anxiety, cold and then finally the generosity of others taught me some lessons about myself, survival and humanity.     

"I just got my power on after living in darkness and cold for 3 days. As Hurricane Sandy whipped and churned towards the shores of Long Island, I geared up for the fight, buying the last set of flashlights at Home Depot (they shine green and red!) gassing up the car,securing my deck chairs, and bringing in my chimes. I joined hundreds of others, buying snack food and wine, some with worried looks, others telling the cashiers their doubts about the storm being that bad. I even froze bags of water just in case I lost power.  I was prepared for the worst..." 

To read more, click on Lily's Blog: http://lilyzajc.blogspot.com/

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