October 2013: Water Water Everywhere
We now have the tools to deal with disaster—especially of our own making
I was one of those AA members who lived in the path of Hurricane Sandy. So in anticipation of the possibility of losing power, before the storm hit I decided to do my laundry. I had just finished transferring a load from the washer into the dryer when a good friend from out of state phoned. She said, “Lindalou, fill your bathtub with water so you can use it to flush the toilet in case your water shuts off.” I took her suggestion not knowing if it would be necessary, but thinking it was best not to tempt fate. I had candles, flashlights and wood for the fireplace and thought I was in...
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Calverton, New York