I can’t imagine.
They’re already closing schools here and the winds have BARELY started picking up.
I live in the northern NYC suburbs. Even the most "doom and gloom" and "we're all going to die," predictions show the storm hitting this evening long after school would have closed for the day, and yet every school and gov't office decided yesterday morning that they should close today, regardless of the storm track. The private sector is alive and kicking. Stores and businesses are all open. Banks are open. Bars and restaurants are open. Good thing too, because all the public employees who stayed home today due to the mere possibilty of wind and rain this evening are going to be looking for something to do this afternoon. Don't get me wrong: There are places that need to shut down now, such as coastal areas in Delaware, Maryland, Southeast Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. But to make a decision yesterday to shut down the entire economy beginning this morning in areas where the storm is not expected to be anything more than a normal rain event until this evening is absolutley ridiculous in my opinion.