From the get-go, Sandy was primarily a business story. The concern was if flooding of downtown Manhattan would knock out the infrastructure necessary to keep the financial community operating and subway system able to transport folks to their jobs. Sure, there were heroic and sustained efforts to protect human life. But, the bottom line, to borrow a term from the world of commerce, was dollars and cents.
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