10.31.2012

Hurricane Sandy

I haven't stopped watching the coverage of Sandy all week. I know I should turn it off, but I never can in situations like these. The pictures are devastating. It's definitely put me in a funk.

The intersection of King and S. Union Streets is submerged in flood water from the Potomac River late into the night in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, the day after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the region. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Hoboken


The 86th Street N station

buzzfeedandrew:

A parking lot full of yellow cabs is flooded as a result of Hurricane Sandy in Hoboken. (AP)

Brooklyn Battery Tunnel flooded, Tuesday morning

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Cape May




Atlantic City

What's left of the Atlantic City boardwalk

Atlantic City

Seaside Heights

Rising waters flooding Ground Zero

The Manhattan skyline remains dark after Hurricane Sandy,

Flooding in the East Village

Ambulances race to evacuated NYU Medical Center as reserve power fails




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Thankfully, Sandy is almost gone. Unfortunately, these pictures don't show the worst part of a hurricane. While these images are sad and disturbing, they are nothing compared to the aftermath, the cleanup, the expense, the recovery, or the heartbreak. My thoughts and prayers are out to everyone affected. One of the easiest ways to help is to donate to the American Red Cross. Text REDCROSS to 90999. It takes 30 seconds and $10 will be added to your cell phone bill. I've already done it a few times.


So far the Red Cross has opened shelters in seven states, deployed a thousand Red Cross workers, mobilized nearly 170 Emergency Response Vehicles, secured more than 230,000 meals, and put together comfort and clean up kits.

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And just so we're clear, the following pictures are from a movie.
Stop liking, reposting and retweeting them, people!

chicagoartnerd:

mikemvla:

sandy comes to new york…cool pic

That’s some Day After Tomorrow type shit right there. O.O

Fake picture.  It’s a real storm ‘shopped into NYC.






Ok, so that last one wasn't actually shared, but it's Jake Gyllenhaal. I couldn't resist.



12 comments:

Kari said...

These are so sad. I've been watching it too. And I just realized you have a "jake" label - love it!

Christianna said...

It's crazy. I have so many friends over there, but it looks like everyone is fine. Had me worried there for a bit, but I had people texting me to keep me updated!

ErinMSW said...

We are still without power, but thankfully no damage to our home.

I had a friend who reposted those pictures. He's not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

Jamie said...

The pictures are so intense. There are so many people hurting right now.

SMD said...

Devastating. So sad for everyone affected and so grateful we didn't get it bad. I cried yesterday when I saw photos of the place we got married in Strathmere, NJ.

Great idea to post Red Cross info, I should've done that today. I'll do it tomorrow on my Thursday Thoughts blog.

Jessica Renee said...

It doesn't even look real. It's amazing how something can be so devestating in so little time, it breaks my heart.

Meg {henninglove} said...

wow the photos of the disaster it left behind are just crazy very sad to see all the damage

Mrs Independent said...

We moved to Seattle from just outside of Atlantic City in July. The picture of the water washing over the road is 5 minutes from our home...which we still own. I cannot begin to tell you how watching the devastation has effected me. I was never a big fan of Jersey, until I saw the place where I had adopted my dogs, gotten married, bought our first place...wash away. We are so, so fortunate. Friends of ours lost their house.

Thank you for posting about the Red Cross - people really need as much help as possible right now.

MiMi said...

Oh man, I was gonna say, people actually shared that Jake picture?! They're so dumb! But good, whew. Some people are so damn dumb they probably WOULD though.
Anyway, those pictures are amazing.
Sad. Scary. Diarrhea causing.
For reals. Makes my stomach hurt.

Jo said...

It's so sad, I feel so bad of all these people, can't imagine what it must be like to have to start all over again.

Peace Love Applesauce- Terri said...

CRAZY. So, so sad.

Karen Peterson said...

I haven't been able to turn it off either.

And it creeps me out that I was riding those subways just the week before the storm.