Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts extend to Seattle
With respect to the millions of people impacted by Hurricane Sandy, I am featuring recovery efforts in today’s post.
With family in New York and New Jersey, I spent the last few days gathering info about the damages. Everyone is safe. My cousin’s family has a house on Long Beach Island, NJ. It’s been severely damaged. It may be another week before officials allow homeowners access to assess the damages. I can only begin to imagine the frustration.
Another cousin’s family lives in Westchester County, NY, just north of NYC. They are still without power.
I texted an uncle on Long Island. He told me my aunt had to wait in line for 3 hours to get gas. I saw news reports with pictures showing people pushing shopping carts with empty gas containers to nearby gas stations. My uncle told me, “Two days last week if you were entering Manhattan by car, you had to have at least three people to get in.” Amazing. He told me the port was reopened yesterday, so fuel tankers are now able to offload fuel. The situation should improve within the next couple of days.
Turn your clocks back, Seattle.
It’s simple. Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday morning.
Hurricane Sandy Emergency Information
|Google crisis response:||Map with power outages, shelters, weather and more|
Not to make too fine a point
Recovery efforts have been inspiring. There are players throughout the NFL who have family and friends in the Hurricane ravaged Northeast. Kam Chancellor was born in coastal Virginia and attended college at Virginia Tech. Prior to landfall, nearly anyone with connections to the entire Atlantic Coast, mid-Atlantic states and the Northeast in particular, were greatly concerned about the potential outcome. While some places were hit less severely than other, the evidence shows the widespread damages of this storm. So while I watch the Seahawks work on their own recovery efforts, I’ll be mindful of all the players whose family and friends and geographic network from these affected areas. I hope for a speedy recovery. Those football supporters from those regions could use some support. They give lots of support to the NFL. In a deeply motivating effort, the NFL and its extended unions and social networks are doing their best to facilitate the Hurricane Sandy recovery effort.
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Go Seahawks! Good luck in Week 9!!