Long gas lines test patience of storm-struck residents – CNN.com.
Keyword after Sandy => GAS/FUEL. With power still out at many gas stations it was extremely hard to find fuel to get to work.
My family had to take mass transit for a week before we got some fuel.
“In order to ration and decrease wait times, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed an executive order Friday tying whether a driver gets gas to his or her license plate number. It goes into effect in 12 counties at noon Saturday.
On days that end in even numbers — such as November 4, 6 or 8 — gas station operators can sell gas to only those with license plates with a last digit that is even. On odd-digit days, such as November 3, only those with plate numbers ending in an odd number or those with specialty plates can get gas. In New Jersey, only station attendants can pump gas.”
Now that New York has instilled the odd and even system it has gotten better and hopefully will continue to.
My heart goes out to everyone hit by Sandy.