The images on television and internet for those who have seen it are unbelievable.
A storm like Sandy, has never been recorded in modern times. Being deemed as a 'perfect storm' in some respects with Moon, Wind, Tide, all aligning to wreak havoc up and down the coastal areas and inland.
This day in history "On this day in 1991, the so-called "perfect storm" hits the North Atlantic producing remarkably large waves along the New England and Canadian coasts. Over the next several days, the storm spread its fury over the ocean off the coast of Canada. The fishing boat Andrea Gail and its six-member crew were lost in the storm. The disaster spawned the best-selling book The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger and a blockbuster Hollywood movie of the same name."
There was nothing perfect about Sandy except her ability to do damage.
Gov. Cuomo made the remarks during an interview earlier today with an Albany talk radio station, and the governor said that not only has extreme weather been the new norm in New York, but that State and City residents should brace for more of the same as super storms like Sandy seem to occur ever more frequently.
Cuomo spoke to how these events, once counted as unique and shocking, are occurring with alarming frequency, and said:
“There has been a series of extreme weather incidents. That is not a political statement, that is a factual statement. Anyone who says there’s not a dramatic change in weather patterns, I think is denying reality.”
This is the worst storm any of us has experienced and I sure hope this is not a sign of the new weather patterns and systems setting up.
Photo of the day "Unbelievable"
A colleague at work (Frank) is going to Breezy Point to see if his father in laws house is still standing, and if so, what condition it is in. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this storm.