Well, the main damaging effects from Sandy are now over. Here in Southern NY state we didn't see much beyond a rather heavy Noreaster. Further west and south, there are trees down, some local power outages, but no more than any good sized storm produces...just wide spread. We did NOT get the snow (yet) that is blanketing the Apilachins. Wind speeds barely topped 50mph, something that is not abnormal for this area. We typically get 50mph winds once/twice per year.
Most damage was confined to metropolitan/coastal areas. I thank the weather service that let us all be prepared for the storm...it could have been much worse. I feel for the coastal area, NYC & area, New Jersey and Delaware residents. It appears from TV that they really got hammered. Snow in the *south* before we get it???? A strange weather pattern.