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For a couple of nights, A., N., & I remained at home with hand-cranked radio, LED flashlights, batteries, candles, and our duffle bag full of emergency stocked food (rice, beans, crackers, bread, peanut butter, and jelly). We were the lucky ones. No water flooded our home as we are above sea level. We kept N. wrapped up in several layers of blankets and made sure to keep her cozy with our body warmth. Thank goodness for Neosure formula in powdered form. We expected a power outage, but not more than a day's worth. We weren't sure if we could take a hot shower with the loss of electricity. Figured out we could, and the hot water didn't run out. We were only 60 percent prepared. Having to face the decision about whether or not to leave our home in case circumstances worsened was difficult and has made us rethink our emergency precautions in the midst of (natural) disasters.
Not sure what next spring will look like down the shore. We look forward to the Jersey shore's comeback. Superstorm Sandy certainly tested our survival skills, but she didn't break us. And she won't crush our fellow Jerseyans. Because we are JERSEY STRONG.
Thank you to our friends and family who stayed in touch with us during the hurricane. Peace, love & light.