Monday, November 12, 2012

Seven Lessons Learned from Hurricane Sandy

Seven Lessons Learned from Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy taught us many lessons. Here are a few I've learned and a few more I already knew:
 

1 - Most and foremost, money talks.
Money Talks: Dead Nature Post-Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
Money Talks: Dead Nature Post-Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.


2 - Don't underestimate the power of Mother Nature. Instead, respect the environment and try to protect it. Preparing for a possible natural disaster is not foolish, quite the contrary.

3 - Don't overestimate your capabilities yet, don't underestimate them, either.  Same goes for your officials.

4 - Eventually, this will also pass. Even when left in total, or partial, darkness, know that, eventually, the light will return, be that in the shape of hope, natural light or electricity, which will eventually be restored. After all, Lady Liberty cannot be left without power forever. As a matter of fact, Miss Liberty got its power back this past (Veterans Day 2012) weekend. I cannot be sure if it's a partial or permanent fix, thus this calls for a more in-depth inquiry.

Statue of Liberty Post-Hurricane Sandy:

Statue of Liberty got its power/electricity back on on Veterans Day weekend, post hurricane Sandy. Copyright 2012 by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
Statue of Liberty got its power/electricity back close to Veterans Day weekend, post hurricane Sandy. Copyright 2012 by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

More Post-Hurricane Sandy Photography:

5 - And even more. Even after the storm, in the aftermath of disaster and devastation, the sun will rise, again.

Post-Hurricane Sandy Manhattan Sunrise. Photo Copyright 2012 by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
Post-Hurricane Sandy Manhattan Sunrise. Photo Copyright 2012 by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

6 - Life will eventually resume. As did the helicopter rides, ferry or speed boat rides. 

Black & Red Tones of shark speed boat with tourists passing by Ellis Island. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
Tourists in a shark speed boat on the Hudson, with silhouetted Ellis Island in the background. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
7 - To speed up the recovery, donations and volunteering help are encouraged. Options are many, from the Red Cross and other national centers, to the more local ones, like Jersey City NJ Recovery.


Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time,

Alina Oswald
Writer/Photographer
Author of SANDY TALES:  Snapshots from a Hurricane


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