Hurricane Sandy wound up dealing Maryland only a glancing blow, but the residual aftereffects were not trivial. Stevenson had to cancel classes on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and the campus is still dealing with flooding and leakage issues in certain buildings. For example, the copier down the hall from my office was put out of commission when a ceiling tile collapsed and fell on it. Johns Hopkins suffered considerable damage as the cancer research building next to Nicky's building had major flooding problems and power outages, resulting in the deaths of large numbers of genetically engineered lab animals.
No, I don't think they were among the victims.
We're hearing some horror stories out of the New York area, and I hope that my readers in that region are holding up as well as they can.