Charlie Harary: Sandy Brought Her A Game, Now It’s Time to Bring Ours

Tuesday, October 30, 2012. 12:00 am EST

Hello, 911?”

“Yes. How can we help?”

Charlie Harary, clinical professor of management and entrepreneurship at Sy Syms.

“There is water outside my house and it is rising fast. It’s already on my first step and I see water bubbling in the middle of the street. I’m not sure what’s happening but I’m scared that my house may fill up with water in the next few hours.”

“Sir, we are looking at your location and our emergency personnel can’t make it down your block.”

“But I have five little children here? What am I supposed to do?”

“We’re sorry sir. We can’t help you. Good luck.”

Click.

There I was, staring out my bedroom window with the phone at my ear as water was rushing up my front steps. In the other room, my wife and five children were sound asleep. I stood there overwhelmed. I turned to God and asked for help. Then I ran down the stairs.

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