Sandy’s Over – Now What?

As posted by fellow reveler Ralph in a recent comment….


Sandy almost seems like history by now, except for those still dealing with it’s aftermath. Looking back over what was and wasn’t done right, one of the podcasts I listen to started an interesting project. They are still organizing, but they put out a call to their audience and anyone they know to form a volunteer group of emergency responders spread around the country. Professional responders will head it. The idea is to respond to areas that FEMA, the Red Cross, and other organizations out of necessity have to give lower priority when something large happens. For now there has been some discussion of the project scattered across a few podcasts. You can scroll down a list of episodes at to find out more.


Let us know how you’re faring post-hurricane and what, if anything, you’re doing differently.  I am finally putting together my home emergency kit, and have bought whistles, plastic sheets and duct tape, flashlights, batteries, etc.  I am hearing from some people who I wouldn’t expect about preparations they are making for 12/21.  As for myself, I am planning on treating it like any other Friday (which lately means like any other night of the week except for maybe an hour less of sleep).  How about you?  Any extra prep in anticipation of the long awaited day that Mayans purportedly predicted would be the end of the world as we know it?  Go ahead … gimme the dirt!