My wife is a TV reporter in Brooklyn. She's had an extraordinary week, to say the least. I have been watching some of her stories online, and she has been reporting on lots of people who's lives were instantly changed by the storm. She told me that much of it is similar to stories she had after the flooding here in 2006; property damage that wasn't covered by insurance, and people without homes. She's been lucky however, to be able to drive back to a home that wasn't flooded, and with electricity. All that driving meant that Friday night she needed to get gas for her car, and that's been a whole other problem for those who were hit hardest by Sandy.