Our power never went out. Our WiFi did, but that happens all the time anyway, and it’s back on now. Water didn’t reach our immediate block, though I would imagine pools of water are all over the neighborhood, since the sewer drains here can’t handle heavy rain.
Our bedroom ceiling is still holding up as best it can. Last night it looked damp and puckery, so I was fully expecting to wake up in the middle of the night to a steady drip of rain coming through, but there’s been no change there. Of course, there’s still more rain on its way, but I feel safe in assuming my worst fear—total ceiling collapse—will not be realized, not from this storm.
I would like to assume that I will not be expected to serve jury duty today. We had yesterday off for an unrelated reason. On Friday the judge told us that due to the pending storm we’d have a later start time on Tuesday, so I’m expected there at 10:30 unless I hear otherwise. With public transportation still shut down and who knows what kind of flooding downtown Brooklyn and very heavy wind gusts continuing, I think it’s likely that a number of jurors wouldn’t be able to make it in. If the buses were running today I could make it. As it is, I would have to either walk or find a private car service to get there myself, neither of which makes me very comfortable. So here’s hoping I’ll get a call within the next hour.