Olivia Lowden's a teenager from Reno who's going to school in Connecticut, but right now she's in Manhattan on a trip with her class.
She says it was a long night inside, listening to Sandy roar through the area.
"The thing that scared me was the wind because the trees were just blowing so hard. Even the street lights looked like they might fall down. They were just blowing like crazy."
Lowden says she spent most of the night following the news like the rest of us, watching and waiting for updates.
Fortunately, she was not one of the millions who lost power.
I asked her what is the worst part about being in a storm of this magnitude. She said the anticipation of it, waiting for the storm to hit and not knowing how bad it will be, if you'll lose power or how long you'll be inside.
Tuesday, she took a walk around Manhattan. Lowden said there's a lot to do before things get back to normal.
"I didn't see any power lines down, but there were a lot of trees. It's just a mess. There's branches everywhere. There's trees blocking roads. It's just going to take a long time to clean up."
Olivia said she plans to drive back to school in Connecticut on Wednesday, if the roads are in good enough shape.