On the one year anniversary of Sandy, we asked readers on our Facebook page how long they were without power and how they coped. Here's a few of the responses:
Justin Barrett: 16 days, with two young ones. Not easy!
Thea Kellner-Lacey: 14 days in the dark and my coping skills were non existent
Danielle Boniello Sarcona: Lost power for 11 days. We had a fireplace to keep warm and with the help of the doctor I work for allowed me to charge phones and portable DVD players he lent us for the kids
Amy Gumbrecht Madigan: We were out for ten days. It was miserable. Lots of blankets and layers. Playing scrabble and trying to read by the light of a lantern.
Zahid Iqbal: We were out for 2 weeks and my neighbor "who was no less than an angel for us" shared her generator with us so our kids can have some light. "God bless her!"
Eileen O'Hara Musgrove: We were out about 5 days and we were surrounded by the most awesome neighbors and friends who all helped each other out so (thankfully) it wasn't too shabby!
Irene Andreadis: Out 14 days. Used a sterno grill to cook, showered at my Aunts and at friends who had hot water
We'd love to hear your Sandy story. Here’s how you can share.
Visit the My Sandy Story blog here and click on the open text box under the heading to create a post.
Or, from the homepage, follow these steps:
- Sign in to your Patch. (Click “Join” if you don’t have an account yet.)
- Click the "Blogs" tab, near the top of the homepage and then locate the My Sandy Story blog in the left-hand column. Click on it.
- Click in the box that says, “Write a new post” and then click on “Article” at the top.
- Give your post a headline, enter the body of the story and upload your photos.
- Click “Post now.”