2012/10/30: So yeah ...
The hurricane is literally not on any radars anymore and it is bright and sunny outside (despite the dire, wet forecast for the day). Kinda windy, but if I'd slept remotely well last night I'd probably be on my bike right now instead of alternating between writing this blog post, reading Redshirts by John Scalzi,1 and just getting generally distracted by the rest of the internet and Zelda. Bottom line is, the sun's out and I haven't touched the twelve-pack of bottled water my dad got me in case things went apocalypse-shaped.
That said, I know a lot of people weren't so lucky. There's millions of people without power, and the whole coastal area in New York and New Jersey etc. are still having to deal with the flooding. I'm perpetually impoverished, but if you can, don't hesitate to donate to the Red Cross. My thoughts are with everyone who's been affected by the storm in some way, and I hope things can return to something approximating normalcy soon.
1Great book btw. All you really need to know to appreciate it is the definition of "redshirt" and "away mission," but it's a great send-up of Star Trek in general.