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Author: janice.

Joined: 3/18/2010
Posts: 373
GCT Trips Taken: 7
OAT Trips Taken: 0
Traveler Since: 1999

October 29, 2012

Hope all goes as planned for you.

Author: svncontinents

Joined: 11/25/2011
Posts: 231
GCT Trips Taken: 9
OAT Trips Taken: 10
Traveler Since: 2007

November 24, 2012

 JFK opened late Tuesday, 10/30 and relatively normal service was restored as of Thursday.  Our son and his family arrived on Wednesday from Switzerland and were booked through to San Diego for a wedding, but couldn't get rebooked until Friday.  Living on Long Island, we went through the worst of the storm, and lost power and heat for 12 days.  We were joking that Grand Circle could have instituted a new trip to a domestic third-world country right here on Long Island thanks to hurricane Sandy, as the south shore of Long Island was simply devistated.  Communities such as ong Beach, Oceanside, Mastic Beach, fire island and even Southhampton got hit hard.  We know a number of people who lost homes primarily due to the storm surge.  On the North Shore, where we live, the damage was mostly due to downed trees.  Fortunately, we were lucky; we didn't lose any trees, but our neighbors did, and one needed a new roof.  Also fortunate was the fact that the town cleared all the trees from the roads the day after the storm, so we could drive, if we could get gas.  The lines for gas stretched in many instances, as much as 2 1/2 miles.  Of course, things are OK now, but the Long Island Railroad still cannot open its Long Beach Branch which was literally wiped out by Sandy.  It's providing bus and limited diesel service.


For those who may have had travel plans disrupted, your travel insurance should pay the cost of the trip, so you won't lose anything, provided, you have that coverage with a decent company.  You can always rebook the trip later, so long as you have the insurance payment.  It's annoying, but at least you can get your trip eventually. 

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