LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - UK walkon Brian Long kept an eye on superstorm Sandy as it swept up the east coast last week. Long says his home and family are fine but there was some concern. Long is from Dumont, New Jersey just across the Hudson River from New York City.
"I was pretty nervous. But like I said, I just tried to keep in touch as much as possible and be sure everything was all right because the images, like you said, were rough in certain places."
As of Sunday things were not back to mormal. "Not at my house, the power's still out. My sister show lives a few towns over has power so they're staying with her a lot of the time. It's suppose to come back Monday."
Hopefully the power is back on. Being as busy as he is at UK has helped. "It keeps you so occupied, so busy that you don't really have time to, I don't know, think too much about it. So I don't know, I just went with strides I guess."
Long is looking forward to going up to the New York area later this week when the cats open the season and he knows he his teammates and his coach will be a part of Wednesday's telethon that hopefully will make a difference. "It shows that obviously he cares. It just shows, the worldwide news shows that people all across the country care about what happened and want to help and support it any which way they can."