‘‘Do not delay. Don’t pause. Don’t question the instructions that are being given, because this is a serious storm and it could potentially have fatal consequence if people haven’t acted quickly.’’ — President Barack Obama soberly warning that heeding evacuation orders from local authorities was paramount for those in Superstorm Sandy’s path.
‘‘It was nerve-racking for a while, before the storm hit. Everything was rattling. I don’t see anything wrong, but I won’t see everything until morning.’’ — Don Schweikert, who owns a bed-and-breakfast in Cape May, N.J., in comments as Superstorm Sandy slammed into the New Jersey coastline with 80 mph winds Monday night.
‘‘As long as the international community remains at odds, the needs, attacks and suffering will only grow.’’ — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calling on the divided international community to unite to stop the bloodshed in Syria.