Hurricane Sandy caused devastation in October to our north eastern neighbors. The destruction was massive; nearly 72,000 battered homes and businesses in New Jersey alone. The numbers are staggering. Here are some of them.
8,000,000 people without power
4.7 million kids stayed home from school
2.8 million outages across the Northeast
15,000 plus flights cancelled
6,100 people in emergency shelters in New York City
49 cancelled Broadway Performances
34″ of snow in one place
15 inches of rain in one place
14 foot tide in Manhattan
2 Days of closed Stock Exchange
Click on the photo or link to see the interactive map of Sandy’s path. Take the time to be grateful for what Sandy did not do, and for the people who showed up to help, either in person or by way of support.
The Good News!
What we have to hang on to is the generous part of humanity that shows up after an event like this.
More than 10,000 volunteers
Over $600,000,000 in donations.
You can still help. Click HERE for ways to find out how.