November 19, 2012 1:38 PM
Storm Sandy filled homes, roads, and cars with sand and water. The water is gone but the sand remains. Homes were destroyed or seriously damaged. Now, soggy belongings, garbage, and debris that used to be furniture are piled high in city streets. And winter is relentlessly marching in. [More]
November 15, 2012 6:00 PM
Some people think, “What difference can I make in the world? I’m only one person.” They rationalize that they don’t have much money, much influence, or special skills or talents. Because they think that they are insignificant and that their talents are insignificant, they sit back and don’t do anything.
That’s not the case with Jenny Jordan of Mashpee, Massachusetts. [More]
November 2, 2012 12:24 PM
Hurricane Sandy has been dubbed a 'Frankenstorm' - so appropriate for slamming into the eastern seacoast almost on Halloween. The storm was 1,000 miles in diameter. Waves crashed into the coast as high as 14.6 feet. Winds gusted up to 90 miles per hour. Over 19,500 airline flights were canceled. At least 17 states were affected by the storm. Over 12 inches of rain fell (in Maryland) and Gatlinburg, Tennessee, got 34 inches of snow. More than 8.5 million people were out of power. Estimated property loss is estimated to be $20 billion, making it one of the most expensive disasters in the United States. Frankenstorm is a well-earned moniker for the storm. [More]