So, the city remained unscathed despite being made to expect the worse. I am glad the intensity of the hurricane waned and that many New Yorkers chose to over-prepare themselves. I guess it’s better to be safe than sorry. But I wish as much pre-disaster hype could be generated for places that may really need warnings and resources. It was on a much, much larger scale, but the Pakistan floods last year attracted a distinct lack of coverage in the western media. Experts cited this as one of the reasons for a lack of donations towards the relief effort. The United Nations went on to criticize the international community for responding slowly, despite the ferocity and magnitude of the disaster that claimed almost 2000 lives. Such disproportion between need and effort. Perhaps it’s not surprising, but it’s depressing.