As I sit here under the gloomy skies caused by the remnants of Sandy, I can’t help but feel so very grateful that unlike my downstate neighbors, western NY only got some wind and rain. The unbelievable damage to the coastline and especially to New York and New Jersey is so very sad to watch. Thankfully our family who live in that area are safe with only a loss of power. Another relative who lives outside of Cleveland, Ohio had a big tree fall on their house, but no one was hurt.
Local volunteer fireman who specialize in water rescue were on their way to New York to help when they received a call that their services were not needed. I don’t understand why EMT’s and trained divers would not be needed to help out and I hope others aren’t being turned away as it seems that there is a lot to do and probably more people to locate in flooded home. I am thinking of you all and wishing you the best…Michelle..