Sad and so avoidable if people would simply prepare in advance!

THE INTERNET POST

Hurricane Sandy is another reminder of just how incredibly fragile the thin veneer of civilization that we all take for granted on a daily basis really is.

Many of the hardest hit areas along the Jersey shore and the coast of Long Island have descended into a state of anarchy.

More than 7 million people live on Long Island, and millions more live along the Jersey shore and right now they are getting a taste of what life would be like during a total economic meltdown.

At the moment, there are still approximately 4.7 million homes and businesses that do not have power.

Officials say that some of those homes and businesses may not have their power restored until the weekend of November 10th and 11th.  Meanwhile, it is getting very cold at night.

This weekend the low temperatures on Long Island are supposed to dip into the upper…

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