I figured that with the Internet finally back after the ‘hurricane’ (or, in NYC’s case – a big storm), it’s time to upload some overdue post-hurricane photos! American media blew the hurricane situation out of proportions, but then again, I guess it’s better to be safe than sorry…The whole city was paralysed on Saturday when New York’s lifeline – the subway and bus system got shut down; practically all supermarkets in my area ran out of water supplies and there was a whole lot of people running around hectically, trying to buy batteries and flashlights. I almost felt like I was taking part in some sort of an apocalyptic film,haha!
The storm started on Saturday evening , just as I joined my friend on a ride to Brooklyn 😉 It was raining so much that the streets practically turned into rivers and we almost got stuck. The usually glistering Manhattan skyline was almost dark and only a few lights were on, it was so weird to see. The storm got worse throughout the night – the wind was so strong it actually woke me up – but everything was fine by the early afternoon! Here are some photos I took on Sunday afternoon, when me and my friend went for a quick drive to see what’s been happening in Queens (excuse the photo quality, I took them with a regular compact camera):
Evacuation Centre in Jamaica, Queens. There was still a lot of people inside when we got there on Sunday – some of them were hospital patients! Subway and buses still weren’t working so people had to wait to be picked up.
Ready meal served at the centre – it has over 1000 calories to keep you full for long. I ate only half of the meal and it felt very heavy on my stomach. Apparently, this is what the soldiers eat when they are in the field!