As far as I can tell, most of Boston did alright, but New York City was hammered. Last night, NYU Medical Center’s Neonatal and Pediatric ICUs had to be evacuated, and Coney Island Hospital could not be reached by emergency personnel. Many thousands in NYC are without power, and this seems, in part, due to transformer failures. In March, when Back Bay lost its transformer (no power for two days), that was miserable, but at least the rest of the city was completely functional.
We might want to start spend some money and protect our cities’ infrastructure–this problem will only get worse as sea levels rise. I’m really glad climate change wasn’t discussed in the debates….