**UPDATE** Thanks for the well-wishes. After a harrowing morning waiting for news... after seeing this video of over 50 homes burning in their neighborhood burning down and I still did not know if theirs was one of them or where they were... I learned that my youngest brother had braved the elements and them at a shelter where they had been forced to go against their wishes (thank god). They are safe if a bit traumatized,, the house? well its standing & has about 6ft of water in it.. but all is well because they are safe/ thank you all for your thoughts & prayers.
There are many interesting things I could say about 'Breezy'; like it's history as the "Irish Riviera", or how it is home to the endangered Piping Plover, or perhaps I could elucidate on how it seriously lacks ethnic diversity.
Today, what is most interesting about my home town is this morning's video of the Jamaica Bay side of this little peninsula getting socked by Sandy... who hasn't even officially arrived.
My parents still live in the same home I grew up in on the Atlantic side of the peninsula and (as always) have not evacuated. Both they and the house have survived many storms and well... they (and the house) are stubborn.