For a P&C news organization headquartered in Hoboken, N.J., the days during and after Superstorm Sandy were dramatic, traumatic, exhausting…and highly galvanizing. 

As journalists, we want to report the Big Stories, and it was soon obvious that this was an epic event for the insurance industry—in the same category as Hurricane Katrina or Japan's tsunami.

What made Sandy different for us, though, from those catastrophes, was that we weren't just covering it—we were living through it. Nearly the entire NU team lost power on the Monday night the wind and rain made landfall in New Jersey, and many of us didn't regain it for almost a week. 

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