Sitting in my house watching news reporting. A storm is approaching and we're waiting to see what is going to happen. Hurricane Sandy. It is supposed to make a mess, especially in coastal areas. And it could also cause some mischief around here.
Right now it is a Category 1 hurricane, but that isn't as big a problem as the size of the storm - it is approximately 800 miles in diameter, making it a monster. And areas that are facing south and east (especially Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, and a big chunk of Rhode Island and Connecticut) will likely get hammered. Further, it will likely morph into a hybrid storm, meaning it could take on the characteristics of a Nor'Easter because of the cold front making its way across the United States. If they do merge as has been predicted, the storm won't move. And that would be messy indeed.
I worry about all of my friends that work in Public Safety as well as those that work for the power companies. The potential for utter badness is real, and all of those involved in emergency management are gearing up for what could prove to be a nasty, nasty storm.
If you don't have to go out, don't. If you do, please be careful. As for my friends on the job, stay safe, each and every one of you.