There's lots more to talk about with Sandy, but I'll save that until it's over. While the storm is winding down, there are vast areas along coastlines from Maryland to Delaware to New Jersey to New York to New England that didn't get news coverage... so we don't know what happened. When the sun comes up, we'll start to get an idea, though the morning high-tide cycle could still yield some local flooding, and winds are going to make it tough to get the power back on quickly.
The little bit of good news that developed late Monday, the dry air seriously overtook the circulation so the incredible rain amounts that the models were predicting are not going to be widespread. So it looks like the river and fresh-water flooding will not be as bad as predicted.
A little bit of good news is better than none... so I'll leave it at that for now.