A Patron Saint still standing in Rockaway NY. I am not a religious person, but this picture speaks volumes to me. As a former resident of NY, (Brooklyn) Central NJ, and Queens NY, I am humbled by the force of Mother Nature. As a resident of Southern California now, I will not take any warnings glibly. I will get disaster packs ready for everyone in my family. Flashlights, canned food and openers for human and pet consumption, blankets, emergency cash, matches, first aid kits and whatever else it takes.