Wow, is your week about to suck. Potentially it will continue to suck for many months. But ultimately you'll come out of it okay. People find a way. You will become very resourceful, you'll bond with your friends and neighbors in ways you never expected, and you'll have a lot of love and help from the rest of us from far away, too.
All that said, I hope you're ready for a fight. There might be some who tell you that whatever happens was punishment from God, that you're an idiot for living where you live, that your home should be abandoned. There will be people who tell you that it's your own damn fault. They'll say that you should have known, that you deserved this misery, that the rest of us shouldn't be responsible for taking care of you, that you are not worth saving. So stop your whining already.
Well, to hell with them. Be safe. And if you need to, call us when you get to the other side. You can stay with us as long as you need to. Because when the shit flies, we are all responsible for each other. It's the only way to survive.
And best of luck to everyone up there right now.
Current Music: The Cult "New York City"