Is "Hurricane Crush" a thing? Let's make it a thing. Lydia Calas, who's been interpreting Mayor Mike Bloomberg's various Hurricane Sandy press conferences into American Sign Language, is clearly New York's Hurricane Crush, thanks to her engaging expressive skills. Just listen to Twitter:

There's not a lot of information about her out there, but I'm sure the Times will come through with a short profile soon. And anyway, hasn't it always been true that the mystery the most fun part of having a Hurricane Crush? Here's a longer version of the GIF above, and some video:

You can catch her next to Mayor Bloomberg at all of his hurricane press conferences.

[GIF by Tim Burke]