If a natural disaster wipes out entire towns, especially multiple towns in one state, I will do something (even if all I can do is make a small donation) to help the recovery effort. I may be upset with the people who ignored the mandatory evacuation warnings, but I still believe that we are a stronger country when we come together to help each other in times of need.<quoted text>People who live on the beach or in flood prone area's need to be cognizant of the fact that storms can ruin them, no matter where that beach or flood plain is.
I have empathy but storms wash away beaches and anything on them, it is a fact. The people inland knew a major storm was coming and did not prepare, again, I feel your pain, but you should have prepared. The idiots in NY were lining up for gas, and waited for hours for a few gallons, but if they had driven north 90 miles they could have had more gas then they knew what to do with.
As for driving 90 miles to get gas, the roads are not all safe and you would waste 90 miles worth of gas driving home. The point is to have as many gallons of gas in your car as possible because they did warn us about this nor'easter. They have been letting us fill our tanks and the lines are gone now. The roads are still bad, though. A lot of trees and wires came down last night.