‘MacGyvers’ Born In the Superstorm Article in WSJ

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.

Read the rest of this article on The Wall Street Journal »

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