The death, damage and destruction from this storm will be long remembered. The southern US has such storms every 2 or 3 years, while the NE only gets a major storm 2 or 3 times in a century. It’s common for us, while it’s unusual for them. The southern coastline is less populated, while the NYC area is one of the densest in the US and so the misery is escalated multifold.
For all our smugness and sense of sophistication, we should take one thing away from this latest disaster, we fair little better in such a storm than those souls in Bangladesh. They are resigned to their fate, but we seem outraged that someone is not taking care of us.
Life is at the same time abundant and precarious. Welcome to Planet Earth.