The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy worries me. Jason Kottke got me thinking when he posted this on his site today. He is so right about what is truly important. You have to stop and think. We all have unique ways of digesting what happened, now it is time to help as much as we can.
I say "still dire" because I think the perception among people not in the NY/NJ area is one of "oh, the storm has passed, the flooding is subsiding, and everything is getting back to normal". But that's not what I'm hearing. What I'm hearing is that there are large areas that have been without power for 4-5 days, people are running out of food and gas, food and gas deliveries are not happening, etc. Things are getting worse (or certainly have the potential to get worse), not better, especially for those without the resources to care about which cool restaurants are open or how much an iPhone car service is gouging its customers or which Midtown office they're gonna work on their startup from.