Since being back from my walk, more and more areas of Manhattan have started to get their power back (including our studio). I think they're saying that by midday tomorrow nearly all power will be back on (although there are also reports that some areas of Manhattan will have to wait until mid-November?!).
There's also been another piece of big news - the New York Marathon's been cancelled! There was a lost of debating over whether it should happen or not, some said that it would be good to lift people's spirits and raise money etc. Then there were those who were concerned that if the police were at the marathon, who was out helping the victims of Sandy.
The other major concern was that the Marathon would be starting in Staten Island, and Staten Island has been really severely damaged, they have the highest death toll of all the 5-Boroughs and there are still seriously flooded and have no power. So it would seem a bit perverse to have huge generators over there to power the Marathon events, but not help those without any power.
So - it's been cancelled - which seems to be the right choice. There will be thousand and thousands of disappointed people, many of which have probably flown over to New York especially for the marathon, but in the grand scheme of things there are people with bigger problems in New York.
The great thing to come out of it is that all the supplies that would have been used for the marathon, all the water, all the energy drinks, all the foil blankets and stuff, they're all going to be donated to the people who need them the most.
Also, the people who had booked hotel rooms for the marathon weekend are donating their rooms to people who can't go back to their own homes.
It really is all very strange being out here with all this going on, each day (or each hour really) hearing new stories, new developments on things that are happening around the East Coast - and on top of all that there's the election in 4 days... what a time to be living in America!