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Sunday Hucks: In Storm’s Aftermath

Thom George, a former Kootenai County Democratic Party chairman, moved from Seattle to New York in time for Hurricane Sandy. Luckily, the New York native and social media addict knows a shopkeeper who provides electricity to recharge laptops and cellphones. Thom was in the middle of five days without electricity when he called Huckleberries to describe his situation in the Big Apple. Also, he Facebooked: “I threw out everything that had been in the refrigerator and freezer today, so the search for food will intensify. It’s not like we’re in danger of starving, we just have to travel north of 30th Street and find a store that has supplies left, or eat at a street cart. Hot dogs have risen from $1.50 pre-Sandy to $3 as of today.” Thom and wife Melinda are grateful for a gas stove and water to heat for washing. Thom said he has heard reports of burglary since Sandy hit. “I know New York has changed since I left in ’87,” Thom said. “Back then, they’d be on a three-day looting binge!” Progress?/DFO, Sunday Huckleberries. More here.

Question: Have you ever lived in the northeast area affected by Hurricane Sandy?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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