ALERT! It’s the eve of a level 2 hurricane; barreling towards the northeast coast are winds of over 100 mph. Your local post office (yes, located in Far Rockaway, which is below sea level) will be open tomorrow, Saturday, August 27. The letter carriers have been mandated to report to work at 6:30 a.m.. We will man vehicles called LLVs, (long-life vehicles which have already surpassed their 24-year lifespan). We will deliver to homes with boarded up windows, tied down patio furniture, deserted driveways. Apartment buildings with no elevator service (after all the OEM- office of emergency management has personally delivered demands to vacate). And yes, while Rockawayans respond to Mayor Bloomberg’s mandatory evacuation, and leave, we will be headed toward your empty domiciles.
Hopefully, we will be able to return home safely and evacuate, too.