My son and his fiancee are safe, dry, powered up and hosting unexpected guests. My niece is safe in Brooklyn. The blogs I follow whose writers live in NY, NJ and Philly - some announced they were okay, others were dark today. I live in Florida, where hurricanes have their own season and a dedicated aisle in Target. Sandy dumped snow on West Virginia (where I have family) and snow presents a new slant to this chaos; we never had to deal with snow and sleet post-hurricane, just cold showers and warm beer.
The Red Cross is accepting donations: American Red Cross