An Oyster in the Storm

Hurricane Henri, oysters and the future of our coasts

“Staring down a hurricane” by Astro_Alex is licensed with CC BY-SA 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit

DOWN here at the end of Manhattan, on the border between evacuation zones B and C, I’m prepared, mostly. My bathtub is full of water, as is every container I own. My flashlights are battery-ed up, the pantry is crammed with canned goods and I even roasted a pork shoulder that I plan to gnaw on in the darkness if ConEd shuts down the…