Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
Parts of the United States are starting to return to their ‘new normal’. Hurricane Sandy battered the mid-Atlantic region on October 29 and 30, 2012, with storm surges that caused once-in-a-generation flooding in coastal communities of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut..
The storm was blamed for more than 80 deaths in the United States, including 41 in New York City, 8 in New Jersey and 4 in Connecticut. Before hitting parts of the U.S. the storm was responsible for 60 deaths in the Caribbean.
The storm has disrupted so many lives and power has only recently returned to the majority of homes and the Government will be providing emergency housing relief.
It is a time where there is a lot of tears and uncertainty. While help is there and people are being looked after…we need to be reminded of those people who are too proud to ask for help. Offer your services in any way you can. If you can cook a meal, offer a bed for a few hours of solace or just be a listening ear.
When your home is destroyed all of your comforts can be too…this can take a long time to re-build.