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Cait Hynes is a native New Yorker and a doctoral student in the school of psychology at Fordham University. She is a longtime member of the Fordham music ministry and a parishioner at St. Ignatius Loyola. In her free time she enjoys singing, baking and quoting her favorite Disney movies with anyone cool enough to appreciate them.
October 28th, 2013

“Everybody out!” the firefighter shouted as he banged on our doors. It was the evening of October 29, 2012, and Superstorm Sandy had arrived in New York City. My packing time cut short, I threw on my slicker, grabbed my bag, and headed downstairs. A crane on the site of a new skyscraper up the block had snapped and was left dangling 70 stories in the air. One by one, the buildings on our street had been evacuated, and now it was our turn. I mentally ran through the list of what had made it into my bag — a pair of pajamas, flashlight, laptop, camera, cell phone, wallet, teddy bear, book, three bottles of water, and a box of graham crackers. I kicked myself for some of the things I’d failed to pack, but…

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