We are near Rochester, Lake Ontario area. There have been 7+ states helping in this sad situation.
Rochester claimed it wasn't as bad as the 1991 storm, but Rochester is 30 miles west. I don't don't believe we got a lot of newsworthy TV time, but I can tell you, I don't think it has ever been this horrible in my lifetime. We have been in a state of emergency since last Thursday. Maybe they lifted it today.
Some are still without electricity due to damage done to their houses and reconnection has caused arching and fires. SAD situation. Many counselers needed, to keep sanity, for some still in shelters.
I agree, the war made the headlines.
Thanks for asking, it's always nice to know others think about more than just the trivial things in life.
I receivd one phone call from a friend that mentioned, our lack of power was a preview to living in Belize. Warm weather abuse, I can do that !