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After the Hurricane

written by Lola Famuyiwa

We live in the New York City Metro area and were affected by Hurricane Sandy, but not as badly as some of our neighbors. This is mainly because we live on one of two hills separated by a valley, so we have excellent drainage. We experienced a power outage, and because of the power outage we were without heat and communication for two days. Power was finally restored around noon on Thursday, and I felt incredibly luckily as I watched the news and saw the damage Sandy left in her wake. My heart goes out to those who lost loved ones during this natural disaster. At the same time I can’t help but feel as sense of pride as I watch my community come together.

I know this blog is about the lighthearted things such fashion and travel, but sometimes real life demands our attention. If you are looking for ways to help please consider donating to the  American Red Cross or the Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC.

Lola ❤

Below are some pictures of the aftermath of the storm taken from The Telegraph (UK).

The John B. Caddell, a water tanker in on the shore in Stapleton, Staten Island NY (Photo credit: Sean Sweeney/AP)

Flooded parking lot in Hoboken, NJ (Photo credit: Charles Sykes/AP)

The plaza along Water Street, NYC (Photo credit: EPA/Justin Lane)

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