8. Accept help. This is no time to be a martyr, especially when kids are concerned. A couple of days of roughing it "Little House on the Prairie"-style are fine, but don't wait for the coughing to set in before taking refuge somewhere warm.
Climate change is real. Slowly, journalists are starting to acknowledge this -- without attribution and without apology. And I hope Sandy serves as a tipping point in the way the mainstream media reports on the link between extreme weather events and climate change.
I wanted to capture the city in the lead-up to, during and after Hurricane Sandy; the following reports give a resident's account over the two days of chaos. Incidentally, the building whose façade collapsed was half a block away and across the road from my apartment.
Hours after Superstorm Sandy blasted New York City, local grassroots community groups across the city began organizing supplies, setting up communication systems, and finding electrical power for cell phones and health care equipment.
The Jersey Shore is its own world -- it will never be gone. Danny told me there are pictures on Facebook, iconic pictures, of the devastation. I haven't seen them yet even when the power comes back on, I don't know if I even want to look.