"Sandy" is a misnomer.
Current predictions prompted Cuomo to shut down the MTA service as of 7 pm. Bloomburg ordered a mandatory evacuation of "zone A" (New and Improved! With ROCKAWAYS!) for today. Earlier predictions put the worst of the storm starting tomorrow, but with no bus service, etc., I'll decamp for higher ground (job is marginally higher ground, out of "zone A") later this afternoon, hopefully before the bus / train crunch starts. Things need to be moved out of / away from my windows, and one load of laundry done, in the next hours.
I am safe.
"Heark'ee, Thor of the Thunder!
We are not here for a jest—
For wager, warfare, or plunder,
Or to put your power to test.
This work is none of our wishing—
We would house at home if we might—
But our master is wrecked out fishing.
We go to find him to-night.
For we hold that in all disaster—
As the Gods Themselves have said—
A Man must stand by his Master
Till one of the two is dead."