HURRICANE SANDY MAKES NEW YORKERS SCARED TO DO ANYTHING INCLUDING RIDE ON SUBWAYS
October 28 2012
New York, NY – Hurricane Sandy, the so-called Frankenstorm, is coming in one form or another and states all up and down the East Coast have started to prepare for the onslaught. Just how powerful the storm will be and how much damage it will cause is still very much up for debate but it is coming, for good or ill.
Major cities up and down the coast have already started to implement emergency measures to try and prevent the worst of Sandy’s wrath when it hits. In new York, the biggest city on the coast and one that is likely to be hit hard by the storm, city officials have taken dramatic action.
Not wanting a repeat of other hurricanes, officials in that city have decided to basically bring the city to a standstill, stopping public transit including all subways and telling people to stay inside. That decision will of course possibly save many lives, or not, depending on the storm itself but also shows many how afraid the people of New York, once the tough guys of the nation, have become in recent years, scared of a little rain like that.
“The storm is coming ... and now it is time to take action. A situation like this, you don't want to be overly panicked and overly prepared, but you want to be prudent and you want to do what is necessary,” said Governor Andrew Cuomo. “We don't want to encourage people being up and about. We want people staying in their homes. Be prepared and stay at home.”
State officials have also started offering blankets and hot cocoa for everyone who is feeling really agitated by the incoming storm.
Lollipops will also be made available to those who want them, grown up or not.
“It’s pretty clear that something is going to happen here, for good or ill, and people need to be prepared or they are going to get wet, perhaps very wet, and more than a little inconvenienced. Thankfully the city has taken these measures and been very proactive in trying to help and prevent any serious damage, making sure that all the good souls of the city are safe and sound in their beds,” said Scrape TV American analyst Dave Davidson. “Hopefully people will heed that advice and stay indoors because they don’t want to go outside and get wet, not with all those hard rain droplets. Sometimes those things sting, like really sting, it’s awful really.”
Wind will also be a factor, potentially damaging umbrellas and even knocking peoples collars into their ears, scratching them.
“Hopefully this will just blow over quickly and allow people to get back to their normal lives. I mean you have to keep in mind that winter is coming and the people in New York are very soon going to have to be dealing with nippy weather and colds. The last thing they need is something like this in what is supposed to be the calm before the storm,” continued Davidson. “Hopefully everyone will be fine and cozy throughout, curled up with a book perhaps and their cup of cocoa. Sometimes you just have to make the best of a bad situation and New Yorkers are good at that.”
The city will also be offering rebates for people needing to purchase galoshes, just to help a little more.
Mike Michaels, American Correspondent