Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Earth Matters : Sandy is the Challenge!

Hurricane Sandy, the largest Atlantic hurricane in diameter on record, with its winds stretching about 1,100 miles from end to end,was a late-season tropical cyclone that affected the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas, the Eastern United States, and Eastern Canada.
 At least 119 people have been confirmed killed across the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Canada, and the United States, as a result of the storm.
 Mayor Bloomberg announced New York City public schools will be closed Tuesday, October 30 and Wednesday October 3. NYU have cancelled all classes and campus activities for October 30. The New York Stock Exchange was closed for trading for two days, the first weather closure of the exchange since 1985.It was also the first two-day weather closure since the Great Blizzard of 1888.

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Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy near Jamaica landfall : Sourced by Wikipedia.
President Obama approved disaster declarations for New York and New Jersey, making them eligible for federal assistance for rebuilding. “All of us have been shocked by the force of mother nature,” said the president, who plans to visit New Jersey on Wednesday. He promised “all available resources” for recovery efforts.
Hurricane Sandy has done damage on a very a large scale but the process of recovery has been paced up.As it can be seen,  New York region began the daunting process on Tuesday of rebuilding after a storm that remade the landscape.
I personally appeal to everyone who is reading my blog to donate generously on http://www.globalgiving.org/ or any other forum. Each and every penny will contribute towards the rebuilding process.

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