I've been in a hurricane before. I actually went down to the beach to see what was up, and having seen what was what I returned to my apartment. When I got up the next morning it was all over. But, you see, that was in Jacksonville, Florida where people do not obey the State government's directives to evacuate. Instead, they ride it out and then put up signs: You Loot, We Shoot.
My cousin 88 is in New York. She's fine, and she's working from home. I haven't talked to her about the storm news coverage very much, but I did get some second hand information from Uncle Sardonicus and Auntie Annie, who tell me that according to 88 everything's fine. People are out going to work, no one is using the subway, the end of the world isn't here as yet. Commercial news media reports train wrecks and ignores normal operation.
Out of all the coverage I've seen of Hurricane Sandy, here's the best graphic. I have no idea who created this, but I'm giving the unknown artist full credit along with a hat tip and a hoist of the afternoon bourbon glass.