The New York area has lost its immunity
Throughout my life (all of which I’ve lived in the New York area except for one decade in Colorado), natural disasters have always occurred in other parts of the country. California had its earthquakes, the Midwest its tornadoes, the Gulf Coast and the Southeast their hurricanes. It always seemed the Northeast was immune to serious disruptions of nature. Those terrible things happened elsewhere, not here. No longer. I don’t know how many thousands of homes have been destroyed on the South Shore of Long Island, in Queens and Brooklyn and Staten Island, and on the Jersey shore, but the number is very great.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 06, 2012 02:16 PM | Send