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Awesome hub of the Day article that many people can relate to today

Updated on October 13, 2013

This hub of the day was written by Toknowinfo - Remarkable!

In the Path of Super Storm Sandy - (follow Hubpages link below to get there)
In the Path of Super Storm Sandy - (follow Hubpages link below to get there) | Source

Her hub addressed all that Hurricane Sandy brought to the East Coast through a true survivors eyes


The calm after the storm - (Response to hub of the day)

That hub article up above in the image there of all hubs deserved to be a hub of the day, and was written by hub author Toknowinfo. It is entitled "In the Path of Super Storm Sandy", I read each and every line and word there in her hub as I do with every hub I indeed choose to read, no skimming, no whatever other people may do as they supposedly read hubs and simply type gibberish into a comment areas at times. (I loved her hub because it was true reality being fully expressed, and she wrote it with superb skill as well, earning her Hub of the Day! in December 2012)

Spread the love folks! for her and pay her hub article a visit if possible. (Displayed in the image up above)

How it looked growing up


I can truly relate to her experience

I been through this natural disaster with you, I am a fellow New Yorker, however I live in a very poor neighborhood in Queens, and very close to where you reside.

I can truly relate from my youthful years of growing up in the South Bronx as well (Link to an article of a major human disaster zone rather then a natural disaster, but it was disaster for sure), which was a complete human disaster zone back then, and all the way up to my teenage years close to adulthood. I experienced homelessness 3 times and I expressed such a reality in many hubs here for people to read about, as well as in comment areas.

So, during Hurricane Sandy and all throughout the days, and successive weeks after its aftermath. I thought to myself long and hard about all my years of experiencing personal hardships congruent to it, and I felt if I had experienced such things before in the past that I knew I could make it through, if the event took place where maybe our home were to be completely lost, from the hurricanes devastation, thank god nothing occurred to us or our homes where I currently reside in Jamaica Queens.

Here's a gasoline video captured one day after the Nor'Easter storm, and directly a week after Hurricane Sandy

Thank god we were in zone 3, and we were praying too for our lives

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We live here and its in hurricane evacuation Zone 3

No laughing matter here

Life is no joke, and especially when any disaster strikes period, I think that our human tenacity to survive will kick in somehow, and as we digress backwards into our true nature, as you stated here with the mens beards growing and y'all ladies not wearing make up and all.
Something does indeed occur to us humans, I feel that god has armed us all with the instinct to make it through anything, as your hub here suggests to its readers towards the very end @ Toknowinfo.

Yes indeed many of us are survivors, and I commend you on sticking it through, and your kids are true soldiers, and survivors as well. I love the way you pointed out all the details of what actually occurred in a more chronological order, moment by moment frame work of reference at that (Nice writing style).

Your imagery used was graphic enough to convey the right messages as well, they all were both relevant and truly surreal, which made it feel as if I was actually there in those scenarios with you, as I read this hub article of yours and filled with truth like no other.

Me and my family here was very lucky, we live in a hurricane disaster Zone 3 area of Queens, that suffered mere minor damages from fallen trees, but we did suffer from massive power outages as you did, but somehow our particular neighborhood remained powered, thank god! (Our lights just flickered once or twice)

This was the evening of the Nor'Easter Storm

We were spared thank God

We didn't experience any flooding here neither, but we did experience the shortage of gas, and it happened immediately and lasted for 4 weeks here where we live in Jamaica Queens. I was feeling so bad about all of my neighbors such as yourself, and decided to form a FB group to help people locate one another just in case if folks were to get displaced and all due to Sandy's devastation, and also for my own extended family relatives whom live in NYC could actually communicate onto a single FB page there for all intensive purposes.

This hurricane was indeed no joking matter at all, and it was a very serious humbling experience for most east coast residents who was in the direct path of its land fall. I feel sorry for all those who lost their family members, for all those who lost their homes, and uninsured possessions.

Many of these folks will not be able to fully recover from all the destruction that have claimed much of their lives, and family members lives. I pray to God if he's indeed listening, I simply pray for forgiveness, if he is indeed angry at humanity for whatever reason, because there's been so much hardship that's been getting sent our ways recently, and one after another without a break it seems.

Overall thanks for writing up this super revealing article that showcases it all, as you have indeed experienced a harsh reality, that all humans can learn from today.

Footage captured from major flooding on the roadways


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      Mike Pugh 4 years ago from New York City

      @toknowinfo, Thank you so much for that awesome response, yes indeed life can be harsh at times, thank god many of us are lucky enough to be blessed to make it out alive, and to tell the story makes it even better.

      I hope this New Year is much better then 2012, we been through it all, and need a break.

      I'll definitely be praying for us all each night and day for better days to come our way, for sure. Have a good one!

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      toknowinfo 4 years ago

      Hi Mike, I look forward to you returning refreshed and renewed. I am sorry you have grown up in such harsh conditions. New York is a hard place to live, especially in the South Bronx. But what you have been through serves as an inspiration to others. Writing about our experiences helps both of us, and the readers who are looking to identify with people in similar situations. I would like to know more about your other websites, as you certainly have become a hubber who I admire greatly. Wishing you, your family, and all you care about, a wonderful holiday season and a New Year filled with good things and many blessings - Rhonda.

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      Mike Pugh 4 years ago from New York City

      @toknowinfo, your very much welcome.

      I don't generally like reading many of the hub of the days, because they never really appealed to me in terms of subject matter and all, but when I seen your hub showcased there I had to dig into it.

      Experiencing the hurricane as a survivor myself who didn't go through much besides praying that nothing would happen, and mostly in fear for my families well being. It truly is safe to say that I have been totally humbled, and I definitely can relate to all that you've been forced to go through. As I stated here, I grew up in a harsh condition as a child, and learned first hand what it is to live down and out, and without the bare essentials in life as well. (I also thank god for sparing us this time, all of my family members made it through as well.)

      Thanks for taking the time to even find this hub of mine, I actually took a HP vacation off this holiday season from writing, and been working on all of my websites I own, but will return soon to start out the New Year as a refreshened writer once again, ready to get back into publishing and all,

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      toknowinfo 4 years ago

      Hi Mike, I just went to your site to check out any new hubs you may have written and was very humbled to see you feature my hub "In the Path of Super Storm Sandy". I only wrote about my experience because I couldn't do anything else. The shock of having nature beat me up left me feeling powerless, and writing was cathartic for me. Some of the shock has worn off, intermixed now by feelings of overwhelmingness about the sentimental things I lost, of all I have to repair, and all that it costs. My heat and hot water was just restored Dec 22, nearly 9 weeks after the storm hit. Being able to have heat and shower in our own home, already helps us feel better. Besides, I hate to complain about what I have been through. After what happened in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, those families will hurt forever. My stuff can be fixed. Thank you, though, for acknowledging my hub and what I have been through. Everyone needs comforting at times, and your compassion has given me that, in more ways than you can know. I still have a lot of catching up to do on Hub Pages, so I will be back to read more from you soon.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Thanks @MsDora, for caring to give this particular hub a try, many people are in terrible conditions today, and so it is imperative for people to become much more aware of what we are all going through from a day to day basis, and definitely when disaster strikes us all.

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      Dora Weithers 5 years ago from The Caribbean

      Very thoughtful! Even while we thank God for our lives, we have to remember those who are going through less-than-ideal circumstances. Without attempting to lessen the tragedy of hurricanes, we must remember that they are still only one kind of storm. Let us sympathize with and pray for all who suffer.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Thanks bro for supporting me on this hub here I done up for Toknowinfo, yeah man this life is pretty short and rough on many of us today.

      I just hope people are thinking about what she has written there in her hub, and on many of our hubs set out to help make people wake up!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You highlighted a very important hub by one of my favorite Hubbers. Well done Mike! These storms do give us a time to reflect, don't they? There but for the grace of God go I! Every day is a gift and should be treated as such.

      Have a great Sunday buddy; say I love you often, and be a messenger of love and change in this you always are.