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Journal Entry: Sat Nov 3, 2012, 6:27 PM

We don't get a lot of coverage on Hurricane Sandy here in Australia, like.. we do, but its not as in depth as it should be in my opinion. But I was just reading about it today after talking to TheOkkwardTurtle who unfortunately lived in areas where Sandy came by. But the brave Okky went out into the storm to help peeps in need, the poor boy even got bruises and cuts from this whole deal. I didn't realise the storm was THAT bad, with over 100 deaths now omg.

This may sound weird but just a few practical survival tips from Ry, well these are just things I heard but sounds legit.. kinda. I've never actually been in a disaster situation before, well besides from that one time when I broke up with my ex (OH SNAP!) but yeah Um here goes, remember how people say when there is an earthquake you should hide under a table, apparently thats not true anymore, you should actually hide between two strong cupboard/wardrobe, so if the ceiling collapse then you got two strong structure to protect your, compare that with the weak table legs.. ok what else? Oh yes if you are cold and has no clothing, a great way to keep warm is to use cling wrap! No Im not busting your balls, if you happen to have cling wrap and stuff, wrap it around your body (In ways that you can move obviously), cling wrap is a great way to keep your body warm apparently. And of course, get lots of glow sticks, both to see where you are as well as letting people know where you are. And instead of calling to see if your friends and family are ok, text instead, as it uses less battery and trust me in these situation you wanna make sure you have enough batteries in your phone, another helpful tip to save batteries is to lower the brightness on your screen, l almost always have mine at lowest brightness. If you have more survival tips to help our fellow brothers and sister, please suggest them below.

But yeah my heart goes out to you all :'U Protect yourself and others, if you can, GET OUT THERE and help others! People and animals alike!
That Sandy is one messed up bitch! Stay strong my friends, DON'T LET HER WIN!

  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Zelda Orchestra
  • Reading: Comic
  • Watching: Oreimo
  • Playing: Pokemon Black 2
  • Eating: Sausage
  • Drinking: Tea
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mintmocha15 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well for warmth we stayed upstairs covered in more than three blankets each and tryed to stay in one room to keep the heat in, but the room had windows which just made it colder. We stayed in our house for over a week in Sandy, I live 2 blocks from the beach o the Jersey Shore with no heat, water or gas, plus the house and garage flooded around 3 feet up. And my puppy was freaking out, I fee so bad.

what bothers me most is wen I went to school so many people were saying pretty much "pity me, I have no power, but still a house" Look people not trying to get pity but suck it up, I don't hav a house, power, water and my family has medical issues (ie. cancer, type1 diabetes, stroke, etc.) so shut the f*** up and quite complaining. SHEEESSH, I'm living through it, quite complaining about loosing your Juicy Couture this and Prada that and be happy with what you have
AnimeSpotlight Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist
I refered to her as "that bitch Sandy"
AlexisDragonStorm Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i am lucky enough to live in Tennessee, far below where Sandy hit, but im thoroughly pissed off. the American Red Cross has been helping the hundreds of people in downtown New York City who are out of power, but refuse to help THOUSANDS of people in New Jersey (which was UNDER WATER) whose homes are now 4 blocks down the road or on top of their kid or half way to the Bermuda Triangle by now. My friend Niff lives up there somewhere and i aint heard from her since Sandy hit... i rlly hope shes ok...
EXP282 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
I have family in Pennsylvania. I know they're fine cause I see updates my aunts playing FarmVille.
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank god
Zerolr-RM Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, unfortunatly there is still no power ever since the hurricane hit. And most of the gas stations are still shut down the few that are open we have people lined around the block to just get alittle bit of gas before they shut down for the day.

I'm hoping everything is getting better, but it's a verrrrrrrry slow recovery.
NY-Knux Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Its actually pretty bad. The lines to get gas are like, 3 hours long here in NY, and 90% of the gas stations are closed. Like, 80 houses in queens burnt down and so much happened, between a power plant literally exploding to pieces, and cargo ships getting beached.

Then people down south go around saying "Oh it was just a little rain"... lol
MrCoolDD Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the tips!
SoulsOfEarth Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am currently livin in NH and it wasn't that bad here. But one of your resident's sister lives in NYC, and actually we wanted to come and visit here. But no way- all roads are closed and the power isn't back still. And don't forget about the subway :o
MrsVolv Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
heh, there are no serious natural disasters in my country but nature starts becoming weirder and weirder...
Hope everything will be ok everywhere...
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