For everything there is a season. After hurricane Sandy there will be a time of rebuilding, for sure, but that is not now.
Politicians love to give teary and stoic pledges to rebuild bigger and better after a disaster and this resonates with some people, it is a profoundly human reaction, but I don’t mean that in a good way.
Now is not the time for gnat-like bravado in the face of giant nature. Now is the time to help one another.