We Virginians know the storm just brushed us. My sister, Sally, lives in Queens. She was pretty lucky during the storm. Her block didn’t lose power and nothing of theirs was damaged. However. Her husband was off work for a full week. His car has no gas now. Sally’s car has about a quarter of a tank of gas and she knows that a trip, lasting many hours, to the gas station is in her near future.
Sally’s sister-in-law’s family lost power during the storm and are now staying with Sally. This family lives on Long Island and their home has been without power for more than a week.
There is truly nothing I can do to help them. It’s up to FEMA, the Red Cross, the goodwill and good nature of those close by.