The words on everyone’s lips, Hurricane Sandy has resulted in widespread power outages, various airports being closed, and the possibility of endangering up to 50 million people. The storm has already been compared to the Perfect Storm of 1991, and has already caused considerable damage across the northeastern states. According to CTV News, New York and Long Island will bear the brunt of it: “As rain from the leading edges began to fall over the Northeast on Sunday, hundreds of thousands of people from Maryland to Connecticut were ordered to leave low-lying costal areas.” Set to hit Southern Ontario and Quebec this afternoon, we’re already feeling the chill. I’ve seen a few Ottawans almost blown away while sipping my morning coffee and typing up one last article for the magazine.

I’m a bit nervous as to whether I’ll be able to jet off to Vancouver en route to Auckland early Wednesday morning. I didn’t think I could be any more anxious to get back to New Zealand. Fingers crossed Hurricane Sandy keeps her distance.

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