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Hurricane Sandy

  1. 3 It was really, really, really BIG. The destruction from this storm seems unprecidented. How and how-well our country pulls together to clean up a mess iinvolving multiple states remains to be seen.
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  3. Visit  TopazLover profile page
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    First responders and the nurses. These people represent some of the finest qualities we have. Fighting fires in the middle of the wind and rain - evacuating hospitals and nursing homes. Rescuing those from the sea.
  4. Visit  Ted profile page
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    The teamwork involved with the NYU Hospital really was phenomenal. Everyone pulled together for that task!
  5. Visit  TopazLover profile page
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    Inside Breezy Point: An Inferno in a Flood | ABC News Blogs - Yahoo!

    Well over 100 homes destroyed by fire. There are fires in NY and NJ.

    Please add all these people to your good thoughts or prayer list.

    Reminder: Red Cross needs Blood and monetary donations. Text Red Cross to 90999.
  6. Visit  TopazLover profile page
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    Sandy prompts harrowing NYC hospital evacuation - Businessweek
    Rescuers and staff at New York University Langone Medical Center, some making 10 to 15 trips down darkened stairwells, began their mission Monday night, the youngest and sickest first, finishing about 15 hours later.
    Among the first out were 20 babies in neonatal intensive care, some on battery-powered respirators.
    "Everyone here is a hero," Dr. Bernard Birnbaum, a senior vice president at Tisch Hospital, the flagship at NYU, told exhausted crews as he released all but essential employees late Tuesday morning. "Thank you, thank you, thank you."
  7. Visit  TopazLover profile page
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    Some specifics of places to donate and how to do it.
    Hurricane Sandy Megastorm: How To Help
    Food Bank For New York City
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Nov 4, '12
  8. Visit  TopazLover profile page
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    Sandy recovery chief says aid must be 'immediate and ongoing' - latimes.com

    More than 30,000 New Yorkers on Long Island are entering their third week without electricity. The equipment in their homes to receive power has been damage or destroyed, requiring utility workers to inspect and replace it house by house before power can be restored.
    The problem is no less severe in New Jersey, where 35,000 in the Barrier Islands and Atlantic City also need door-to-door service before they can have power turned back on.

    More than 414,000 people in the region have registered for FEMA assistance. The agency has begun shipping mobile homes to the region ahead of state requests for housing assistance.
    In the latest effort to expedite the region’s recovery, Obama declared disasters for three counties in Delaware late Friday.

    We Got This (Occupy Sandy) | OccupyWallSt.org
    Short video about 10 days old but we know there are still many people in the same situation. Wall Streeet is back to normal but many, many lives have been trashed and would hve been much worse without the voluteers that stepped up and continue to do the ground work.

    I another thread OWS was being called quite bad names. Here OWS has earned a reputation of being responsive to the community. One that the city officials do not come close to meeting.

    The barrier islands are still in bad shape. Delaware beaches did not get the degree of damage due, in part, to their work over the years to protect the dunes and build protection. There are only 3 counties in DE. I am not aware of much damage to New Castle county. There had been evacuations but minor damage compared to the rest of the coast.
  9. Visit  herring_RN profile page
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    NYSNA Nurses: Dedicated to Sandy Disaster Relief
  10. Visit  TopazLover profile page
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    Rockaways residents rally for power to come back six weeks after Sandy | 7online.com

    10,000 still without power. Winter is here. Prayers requested for restoration of power quickly.

    I hope many of you got to see or hear 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy. Great music. 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief Setlist | Billboard
  11. Visit  TopazLover profile page
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    Sandy Allstate Ad: Company Pulls Advertisement Featuring Couple's Destroyed Staten Island Home

    This is an exaqmple of what these survivors have had to face. The inability to get federal money available for help has only increased the trauma for these people who have lost so much.

    This was just another indignity for all suffering.
  12. Visit  tewdles profile page
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    Quote from aknottedyarn
    Sandy Allstate Ad: Company Pulls Advertisement Featuring Couple's Destroyed Staten Island Home

    This is an exaqmple of what these survivors have had to face. The inability to get federal money available for help has only increased the trauma for these people who have lost so much.

    This was just another indignity for all suffering.
    More partisan posturing and politics by our congress when they should be legislating for the benefit of the people. BAH

    And to think that some southern hurricane prone state leaders actually voted against this assistance...what gall.
  13. Visit  22gawhitacre profile page
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    yeah, they should just get a free house and car on the tax payers dime. Take it from some rich person and redistribute it to them. After all they were forced to live there.

    Quote from tewdles
    More partisan posturing and politics by our congress when they should be legislating for the benefit of the people. BAH

    And to think that some southern hurricane prone state leaders actually voted against this assistance...what gall.
  14. Visit  TopazLover profile page
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    Quote from 22gawhitacre
    yeah, they should just get a free house and car on the tax payers dime. Take it from some rich person and redistribute it to them. After all they were forced to live there.
    Not sure what you mean. Breezy Point was destroyed. People have no place to live. While many had fire insurance to cover some of the damages some were considered flood so not covered. If you know Breezy Point you know that it is not a flood prone area.

    Perhaps you are thinking of the shore towns where there are large homes. Many were never even close to the water during huricanes before. I agree it is crazy to have the person who lives in the normally flooded areas rebuild there. Personally I have seen abuses to this. That does not mean that all the people who were displaced are cheaters and do not need assistance. You can see how the insurance companies are treating these people. Not bad enough to have your house blow over, the insurance carrier deny most claims, then they have the audacity to use the specific house they deny as a ad for their company. In this case, as with many others, it is the big business, in this case insurance companies, who is taking premiums and manipulating to get rich off others misery.

    After tornadoes we see many mobile homes destroyed. Why do people live in mobile homes in tornado country? That is what they can afford or find with the specific issues they have.

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