February 7, 2013 | 89206 views
Backup generators should be required countywide
In the chaotic weeks after Hurricane Sandy rolled across Nassau County, residents, desperate for the gasoline that was in such short supply, learned a new routine: get up before dawn and get to an open gas station before your friends and neighbors did. It was survival of the fittest — or at least the most sleep-deprived.
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