The aftermath of Frankenstorm Hurricane Sandy and recovery efforts
Images From New York City
This Was Sandy before landfall
The Storm was truly destructive
Hurricane Sandy has lived up to her massive destructive expectations, taking power lines down across 15 states leaving millions of people without power all across the eastern seaboard. In New York and New Jersey President Obama has declared both states a disaster zone, and has implemented federal funding for both states, and for those who've suffered the worst fates there.
The City of New York has taken the brunt end of the storm with trees down everywhere, massive floods, and loads of power supply issues, and outages for most of its citizens. The state is in a current high emergency, recovery, and debris removal period.
Many of those who are still in homes that were flooded, were told to place sheets outside their windows till emergency assistance could locate them over time.
Official Recovery Resources
- Hurricane Telephone Hot Lines | USA.gov
USA.gov: Hurricane Telephone Hot Lines -- Listing of government, quasi-government and nonprofit call centers. Also featuring emergency and non-emergency in-person services for hurricane survivors.
- Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Assistance | SBA.gov
- 2012 Hurricane and Tropical Storm Recovery Assistance Information | SBA.gov
It's a mess and clean up is one the way
New York City as a whole has been hit the worst its ever been from any hurricane or storm system since I've been alive, and the damages is severe with flooding in many areas and even after 2 days.
We all are dealing with differing situations, some of us have been fortunate to come out of this harsh disaster unscathed, but many others are still without power in Long Island, and in Queens New York, and news reports are providing deep insight into all of the emergency calls coming in from stranded victims of Sandy, and those who've been impacted the hardest pretty much.
We are all going to have to pull together in America, and worldwide to help folks who need it, and much of the governments federal funding and resources for this natural disaster will be poring in by the billions according to President Obama making the call to initiate FEMA, and many other disaster relief programs, emergency recovery teams, and all.
If your in dire need of assistance and located this article, try the resources provided here to get direct assistance and from the U.S. official government web locations. Trust is huge in this moment of dire need, and using essential official resources will help avoid folks from falling into traps of false web locations that are sure to come up, if not already.
Another example and proof of this massive storm
Making donations and funding for assistance
If you can do anything to help folks out, think wisely before you decide to send funding, make sure that its an official government program like the American Red Cross. People can also start their own funding initiatives on the Indiegogo platform today, which allows individuals whom have a dire need to make such an effort themselves.
Indiegogo is a crowd funding platform which is designed for people to generate their own funding content, videos, imagery, and a strong explanation as to what their need truly is. Keep in mind that everything you supply there needs to be a true and real situation, which if someone has a desperate situation, they can use even their smart phones to generate Youtube campaigns to alert people worldwide of their situational status, and people worldwide can help them from their Indiegogo (example: of an official campaign on Indiegogo) campaign web location.
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