As New York City, and the entire eastern seaboard begin to deal with the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, we see New Yorkers standing strongly together and those affected, rising back up to their feet. According to various news sources, Sandy claimed the lives of over 30 people in the United States alone and the lives of more than 80 people from the start to the end of its course. More than 7 million people on the Eastern seaboard are without power today and the destruction is expansive.
With all the damage and devastation Sandy has brought, I think it sheds a light on the issue of climate change and its catastrophic effects on our world. New York Governor Cuomo said on Tuesday that he told President Barack Obama it seemed like “we have a 100-year flood every two years now.”
“These are extreme weather patterns. The frequency has been increasing,” he said. Hopefully, this storm will encourage others to join the conversations about climate change so that together we can ensure a better, safer future.
Want ideas on how to help?
- Donate to the Americares Emergency Relief Fund as Americares works with their response partners in the US and Haiti to help provide immediate aid:
- Volunteer at a New York City shelter set up for the storm: