Like millions of people up and down the East Coast of the United States, we braced for and rode through the heavy rain and high winds of Hurricane Isaias.
We were very fortunate. As we looked up and down our street after the worst of the storm had passed, we saw leaves and some branches were strewn around, but no problems otherwise. We and our family were safe; we had power and water and an intact house. For a few minutes, it looked as if the storm had not been as bad as the weather forecasters had painted it.
However, when we connected with other people in our various networks and scanned the media, we found that our initial perceptions were limited. What we learned was that there was much more to the story that we needed to consider before we drew conclusions and made decisions about venturing out and how to best help others… Read More