Here’s an article talking about how New York citizens turned to their inner MacGyver in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy last week:
When Andrew and Deborah Ku first heard about Hurricane Sandy, they worried that their ground-level bodega—located one block from the beach in Far Rockaway, Queens—would be swamped. They searched for sandbags and found none.
They made an impromptu barrier of faux-sandbags improvised from supplies at hand: cat litter and garbage bags.
The bodega weathered the storm without a drop of floodwater, enabling a reopening as one of the few surviving stores on the hard-hit peninsula.
In the aftermath of the superstorm, New Yorkers are swapping stories about how they summoned their inner MacGyver: tinkering, hacking and jury-rigging everyday objects to devise makeshift solutions, just like the 1980s TV character.