Super Storm Sandy Felt Across the Country
As the east coast cleans up from Hurricane Sandy, the west coast is feeling the impacts as well. Dozens of Red Cross and FEMA volunteers from the Portland area are headed back east to help. Hundreds of travelers have been delayed because of the hurricane, including people going to the east coast and people coming home from the east coast. Here at KXL we've been in touch with a few Portlanders who were forced to ride out the storm in a hotel because planes weren't flying. It seems like we all know someone who lives in the storms path too. Scott our traffic producer is from New York and still can't get through to his sister, although Facebook tells him she's just without power, nothing more serious. Eric, our traffic reporter, has family in parts of New Jersey that was hit by the storm. I have family in Pennsylvania and friends in North Carolina but fortunately they were hit by a lot of rain and nothing more.
Sandy really grabbed our attention. I know a lot of people who sat and watched storm coverage all day long Monday. My aunt was so enthralled you would've thought Sandy had hit here! For me, it's got me thinking about an emergency preparedness kit. I always say I'm going to get one, but I still haven't. And hearing that people in New York and New Jersey may be without power for a week, I think, what would I eat and how would I keep warm if that were me?
If you know someone back east effected by the storm, my thoughts are with them. -Lacey