Hunkered Down for Hurricane Sandy

Like millions of others in the eastern U.S., we’re battened down, waiting out Hurricane Sandy. We’ve got bread and batteries up the wazoo, extra water in the basement and garage (I knew those big plastic cat-litter containers I’ve been saving would be good for something, someday), gas in the cars, and I even got a couple of the window air conditioners pulled for the winter before it started blowing. Where we are, outside Boston, the main concern is downed trees and wires (and I’ve already called in one of each from my earlier outings).

Here’s what Sandy looks like from space:

Interesting sequence of photos:
http://www.space.com/18236-frankenstorm-hurricane-sandy-satellite-photos.html

Edit: We came through it just fine. I wish the same were true of our neighbors down the coast!

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