New York City and New Jersey were hit hard by Hurricane Sandy… there is no way to deny that.
As soon as the power went out, things got desperate, especially in New York City. In that town, millions upon millions of people live on top of each other in high rise apartment buildings and have no place to really store food, even if they wanted to.
What we can learn from this tragedy, is what goes first in a crisis.
Canned food, fresh water and fuel are the most obvious items. There were none left in the region.
Fortunately for New Yorkers, the supplies from the New Yrok marathon had just been shipped to town, so thousands of bottles of water, small energy rations, and fruit were around to distribute to cover a piece of the food and water needs.
After that, there was no fuel… and there still is little to no fuel in the region.
Without it officially being declared, martial law seems to be a way of life in certain parts of that region now. There is gas rationing and lines are still long to obtain fuel.
We can learn a lot from this crisis, especially how to prepare for a catastrophe like this.
Even if you have very limited space, you should store water, food and fuel, because you never know when something like this could happen to you.