Hurricane Sandy

Darkness When Sandy Comes

 Hurricane Sandy

No clock strikes

When darkness consumes


Waiting for the sunlight

When morning rises


For now only flash light

Walks us through


The spot light strikes

On the circular Gandhi portrait

That hangs on the wall


The rest is as dark as New Jersey and New York

When Sandy visits

On Monday, October 29, 2012


People who live near the seashore

Are running away from Hurricane Sandy


She came with force

Bringing strong wind and water

To the seashore and upland


New York City subways are flooded

Water rises to ceilings

New Jersey Path Stations and tunnels fill with water


She destroys homes, cars & others

With ferocious power


Those who evacuate to higher land are safe

But poor souls who stay on suffer the consequence


We are managing quit well

We still have water and gas for stove to cook

Plenty of food we prepare


We cook some eggs

And pack food from the frig

To leave outside on our porch


The weather outside is

Below 50 degree Fahrenheit

Our food can survive

For a couple of days till electric lights and power reappear


We are surprised when Chelsea and friend visit us

Just a cup of Jasmine tea from John’s hand made mug

 With an image of Han Solo frozen in clay

And my homemade jam with whole wheat pita bread

And roasted nuts we share


We were glad to see them

Telling them to hurry home before dark


We clean, we cook, we organize

 Before sunset comes

Luckily our radio with batteries

Gives us the news

We feel lucky that Sandy’s ferocious temper

Gives us little affect


But sorry we are for the unfortunate

Who suffer more with flood and lose of life


President Barack Obama

 Governors Chis Christie and Andrew Cuomo

And mayors from New Jersey and New York manage diligently


The Red Cross and other organizations are ready

Helping one another when trouble comes


We will manage and our lives will go on as usual

But we will grow a little bit more after Sandy is gone


We know life is unpredictable

Good things and bad things are lessons we learn


But if we are sure

Whatever events come

We humans are ready to help one another

For a better life will come in the next day


The sun is gone

 John is in bed

I am ready for bed

For there is no computer to keep me awake

Until five A.M. to do my artwork


I will sneak in bed and sleep by his side

Till sun rise

Now we are together

With darkness enveloping us and beyond


Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Gandhi in the Dark


 The Wall in the Dark




Peace in the Dark

Chelsea and friend in the Dark

John and Ing in the Dark

Hurricane Sandy Part 1

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Hurricane Sandy  Category 2 hurricane (SSHS)

Hurricane Sandy at peak intensity on Thursday, October 25, 2012

Formed                 Monday, October 22, 2012

Dissipated            Wednesday, October 31, 2012 

                             (Extratropical after Monday, October 29, 2012)

Highest wind         One minute sustained 110 mph (175 km/h)

Lowest pressure   940 mbar (hPa); 27.76 inHg

Fatalities                170 (up to Tuesday, October 30, 2012)

Damage                 At least 50 billion (2012 USD)

Areas affected       Greater antilles, Bahamas, most of the eastern United  States  (especially the coastal Mid-Atlantic States and New England), Bermuda, eastern Canada

Part of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season

Sandy developed from a tropical wave in the western Caribbean Sea on Monday, October 22. It became a tropical depression, quickly strengthened, and was upgraded to a tropical storm six hours later. Sandy moved slowly northward toward the Greater Antilles and gradually intensified. On Wednesday, October 24, Sandy was upgraded to a hurricane, shortly before making landfall in Jamaica. Upon moving farther north, Sandy re-entered water and made its second landfall in Cuba during the early morning of Thursday, October 25 as a Category 2 hurricane. During the late evening of Thursday, October 25, Sandy weakened to Category 1 strength; in the early hours of Friday, October 26, it headed north through the Bahamas.[7] Sandy began to show some characteristics of both tropical and extratropical cyclones on Friday, October 26.[8] Sandy briefly weakened to a tropical storm in the early morning hours of Saturday, October 27, then restrengthened to a Category 1 hurricane later that morning. Just before 8 a.m. EDT on Monday, October 29, Sandy turned to the north-northwest and started to make its expected approach towards the U.S. coast. At 7 p.m. EDT that evening, Sandy was declared a post-tropical cyclone, while still maintaining Category 1 strength.[9] Sandy made its final landfall 5 miles (8.0 km) southwest of Atlantic City, New Jersey at about 8 p.m. EDT on Monday, October 29.[10]

In the United States, Hurricane Sandy affected at least 24 states, from Florida to New England, with tropical storm force winds stretching far inland and mountain snows in West Virginia. The cyclone brought a destructive storm surge to New York City on the evening of Monday, October 29, flooding numerous streets, tunnels and subway lines in Lower Manhattan, Staten Island, Coney Island, the Rockaways and other areas of the city and cutting off electricity to parts of the city and its suburbs, especially Zone A areas near waterways which were issued evacuation orders.[11] Severe damage occurred in New Jersey, especially in the communities along the Jersey Shore.[12]

Hurricane Sandy was a tropical cyclone that severely affected portions of the Caribbean, Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States in late October 2012, with lesser impacts in the Southeastern and Midwestern states and eastern Canada. In diameter, it was the largest Atlantic hurricane on record, with winds spanning 1,100 miles (1,800 km).[3][4] The eighteenth tropical cyclone and named storm and tenth hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, Sandy is estimated in early calculations to have caused damage of at least $20 billion (2012 USD).[5] Preliminary estimates of losses that include business interruption surpass $50 billion (2012 USD), which, if confirmed, would make it the second-costliest Atlantic Hurricane in American history.[6]

In the case of Hurricane Sandy two important factors contributing to the size and strength of the storm are unusually warm ocean surface temperatures and an increase in blocking patterns, both of which are expected to occur more frequently due to global warming.[33][34] Mark Fischetti of Scientific American proposed a more explicit link, arguing that the melting of Arctic ice caused a negative North Atlantic Oscillation, which fueled the expansion of Sandy by pushing the jet stream South.[35] Mayor Bloomberg of New York said that he believes that climate change had contributed to the storm.[36]

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