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I grew up in New York City in the 40s and 50s - moving upstate about 60 miles in 1960 after I was married. I remember a few blizzards slowing things down to a crawl but of course as kids we thought it was all just grand. The schools didn't close because most of us walked anyway and we weren't deterred by the weather. I know sometimes we had rainstorms (possibly even as part of a hurricane) but I don't remember anything seriously hampering life in the City.
Now I live in Louisiana - although thank goodness it's up in the northwest corner. We had a little rain from Katrina but Rita was worse. I lost power for a day and a half but nothing really serious happened to me. Some people had it worse. What scares me the most is the occasional tornado watch since we are just a little south of the tornado belt. My little village was damaged badly in a tornado many years ago but so far I've been fortunate. Last year one went through north of me. It was so close I could hear it so it was definitely scary.
My heart ached as I watched the unfolding events of Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath. I pray for all the people affected. It seems surreal to see the damage done to lives and property. I also spent summers on the Jersey shore - Point Pleasant down to Tom's River - all of which has been severly damaged. So many memories there because my Aunt owned a little summer cottage.