NEW YORK CITY, Ny. (WKYT) - "It was really scary! I could really hear the wind howling and the trees swaying and snapping," said Jennifer Hall.
Hall is a Lexington native working for the Wall Street Journal in Manhattan. She'd been out of town in the days leading up to Hurricane Sandy's arrival in the city and hadn't been paying much attention to the weather.
"Started to get a bunch of text messages and calls from friends and family saying that there was a hurricane coming straight towards Manhattan. It was in the hours leading up to the storm that we thought, 'Wow this is serious'," she said.
Jennifer doesn't have power at her Lower Manhattan apartment. She hasn't ventured out to the flooded areas. She's been busy finding ways to get her work done.
"Everybody's really tried to adapt to the situation, but I don't think anyone expected it to be this bad," she said.
Jennifer's boyfriend is from New Jersey, an area that's seen quite a bit of damage.
"They have flooding up to their living rooms and all that stuff, so I can imagine once we go back down there it's going to be tough to see all that," said Jennifer.
As the rest of the area cleans up, Jennifer said she was looking forward to getting back to normal.
"It'll be a couple days until the subway service resumes and they said it could be days before we have power, so I don't know. We'll just try to do our best. Went to the pharmacy and got some bottled water and candles and headed back downtown to the darkness," she said.