The effects of the storm.

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    Going back and forth to work has really hit home how bad this is..

    Yesterday travel was a 2 hour + commute spent mostly sitting in traffic, followed by a 12 hour day, followed by another 2 hour commute where upon I was greeted by Police blocking the entrance to my buildings garage because a gas station is next to it. Our Jersey City office had no power so I spent the day undoing all the damage to our processing caused by that. Was a real mess.

    The heartbreaking stuff was coming from the news reports. Staten Island was really devastated as was Long Island and New Jersey. Hearing stories about kids getting swept out of their mother's arms and found dead later were horrific.

    This is the real deal. If you folks are in the New York/New Jersey area and have a little time or funds..please volunteer. Or donate funds if you can't volunteer. This is going to take a great deal of time and effort to set right.
     
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    We're volunteering with the Parks dept. over the weekend to help clean up.
     
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    I've also contacted officials in NYC in case my professional skills can be used in reconstruction pro bono.
     
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    Thanks TakeAStepBack!

    Really mean that.
     
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    I live here and it is what folks who have the ability and are decent, do.
     
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    Well at least NYC will have their marathon this weekend. That's the way to allocate scarce resources.
     
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    The logistical nightmare of the marathon, if you have a clue about NYC traffic, is best to just let the show go on.
    People will complain in this city about everything. You can never win. Let the marathon happen. It's good for the economy, it's good for people's spirit and it's good publicity.
     
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    Yeah, runners are gonna need their water a hell of a lot more than folks who haven't had any for a few days.
     
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    Uh, this is a request for aid not an invitation to bash.
     
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    Oh, so it's a bash to point out runners will be pouring water over their heads to cool down while lots of disaster victims don't have any to drink. Duly noted.
     

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