On the one year anniversary of Sandy, we asked readers on our Facebook page how long they were without power and how they coped. Here's a few of the responses:
Robert Cohen: 3 days, gin
Ken Wilhelm: 13 days in the forgotten corner of town by Townline and Claypits. My family has a wood burning stove and gas heat so we were warm in the darkness.
Jayne St Mary Conwell: 9 days. Wine, and great neighbors!
Cheryl Tuttle Ondrovic Eleven days, no fireplace, no heat electric or hot water. Praying it does not happen ever again
Linda Wood Serrano: 12 days no heat no hot water 2 kids 2 dogs and my 95 year young aunt I never want to be without heat that long ever again all I did was worry about my aunt and the cold
Angela Jean Basso Richards: 2 weeks...lost everything in the freezer and fridge. Trees down and i thank god i was away. Never thought traveling after hurricane season would cause so much damage.
We'd love to hear your Sandy story. Here’s how you can share.
Visit the My Sandy Story blog here and click on the open text box under the heading to create a post.
Or, from the homepage, follow these steps:
- Sign in to your Patch. (Click “Join” if you don’t have an account yet.)
- Click the "Blogs" tab, near the top of the homepage and then locate the My Sandy Story blog in the left-hand column. Click on it.
- Click in the box that says, “Write a new post” and then click on “Article” at the top.
- Give your post a headline, enter the body of the story and upload your photos.
- Click “Post now.”