How Is Your Life Still Impacted by Sandy?

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We recognize there are thousands of people still affected by Hurricane Sandy: folks whose homes were destroyed, whose belongings are gone, whose livelihoods have been affected.

Countless more people have also been affected in some way by the devastation, and have been compelled to show an outpouring of support for the victims, whether in monetary donations to relief organizations, time spent helping in the recovery efforts, or with donations of food, clothing, and other necessities.

Some were without power for days and some for weeks, freezing in the early winter weather while utility companies struggled to keep up with the demand for repairs.

But now, in the three weeks since Hurricane Sandy hit: the trees have been mostly cleared from the roads locally, gas rationing is over, and municipalities have begun to end their state-of-emergency orders. Thus we ask: How does the storm continue to affect you? Has life returned to "normal" for you?

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Judy Shivak November 24, 2012 at 09:04 PM
This Thanksgiving, all our neighbors in the three Village Area should be thankful that there was no lost of life. Yes, I did not have lights or phones for 9 days and were lucky and had only minor damage to our home. Thanks to our friends in Medford, Lake Grove and Centereach for the use of their homes during the emergency, but we survived. On the otherhand many of my neighbors had trees falling on their homes that causes major damage. Friends in Oceanside lost both their cars and had water coming up from their basement to damage their first floors. Thanks to the many utility workers from as far away as Arizonia, Canada etc. This morning a crew from Fort Pierce Florida finally cleared out all the hugh logs and tree debris from our street. The sun is shining, we are warm and lets hope that this "hundred year storm" does not come back again . Judy Shivak


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