|Central Park today. Instgaram Photo, Andrew Lee Taylor|
Northeast public officials have declared states of emergency in advance of Winter Storm Juno, which is likely to cause significant inconvenience and perhaps dangers to public safety as well -- though that is certainly the point of the emergency declarations.
Of all the stories I've seen, the most charming is from The New Yorker's Andy Borowitz, who trumpeted "FEMA Warning: Internet Outages Caused by Blizzard Could Force People to Interact." He's right, it could be a golden opportunity to lay down the technology and spend some time with family, neighbors and friends...and your generator.
Hopefully those who could be affected have stocked up on food, water, batteries, diesel (for the generator), and have made a trip to the library so as to have real books on hand to read. And a battery-operated radio as well, so as to understand how long the storm will persist.