Thinking about, and praying for, the safety of our friends on the East Coast of America
New York called off school today, Monday, for the city's 1.1 million students and shut down all train, bus and subway service Sunday night. More than 5 million, workers (doctors, nurses, shop, factory and office workers) a day depend on the transit system to get around the city.
Hurricane Sandy is about 425 miles southeast of New York City. From Washington to Boston, Sandy will cause havoc. And New York could get the worst of it. In the metropolitan area of about 20 million people could be hit with an 11-foot wall of water. Reports from Ocean City state warn that sea levels could rise 8 feet above normal - enough to flood much of the city. And New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg warned, "If you don't evacuate, you are not only endangering your life, you are also endangering the lives of the first responders who are going in to rescue you. This is a serious and dangerous storm."