Those long gas lines in New Jersey and into Pennsylvania are starting to ease, as more gas stations come back online and fewer people need gasoline to power their generators. Power is still out in large areas of Northern New Jersey and Northeast Pennsylvania but getting pieced back together. These prolonged outages are mostly caused by damaged equipment and poles that need replacing, rather than by a lack of manpower. I was trapped at home for a day by downed trees and wires, and together with power, cable TV, internet and local radio out it was a little frustrating trying to find out what was happening locally. Cell phones were a real blessing.
The power outages and gas lines up here in northwestern New Jersey are an inconvenience and a financial burden (major for some, minor for others) but compared to the devastation along the coast I’ll take it.