Stay safe through the storm and survive without power: November 1

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As an evacuee of Hurricane Sandy myself, I can tell you that trying to live without power is no joke, especially in lower Manhattan where you can’t find anything and nothing works. Restaurants are using their catering gear to supply cash-only takeout and Mud coffee trucks have lines that go around the block.

Storms are scary, mean beasts of nature, especially those dubbed “Frankenstorms.” Sandy was a 900-mile wide storm that killed 110 people, left more than 8 million without power, drown NYC’s subway system and submerged more than 80% of Atlantic City underwater.

But storms bring people together, get rid of politics (or at least push it aside for a bit), and make for some pretty windy, gloomy art that reflects how truly terrible it is to have your home flooded or torn to bits by the wind. Even just living without power in the aftermath is as rough as these artworks make it seem.

“Hurricane, Bahamas” by Winslow Homer, 1898
image found here.

“The Storm” by Edvard Munch, 1893
image found here.
“Ships Running Around in a Storm” by Ludolf Bakhuizen, 1690s
image found here.

“Snow Storm — Steam Boat Off a Harbor’s Mouth Making Signals in Shallow Water” by JMW Turner, 1842
image found here.

“Storm in My Head” by Zdralea Ioana, 2012
image found here.

Everyone still in the affected areas please stay safe, and those lucky enough to be out of Sandy’s path can help by donating to the Red Cross here.

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