Superstorm Sandy residents recover

The effects of Superstorm Sandy are still impacting people all over. The hurricane caused 181 deaths in the country alone. A multiple of families and organizations have helped make the process of recovery easier. Photo courtesy of MCT Photo Service.
The effects of Superstorm Sandy are still impacting people all over. The hurricane caused 181 deaths in the country alone. A multiple of families and organizations have helped make the process of recovery easier. Photo courtesy of MCT Photo Service.

Up along shore of the entire East Coast, survivors of the disastrous hurricane pay their respects to everything that was lost when the storm washed ashore on Oct. 29, 2012.

“I remember when the hurricane struck and it really impacted people in all parts of the country. It didn’t affect me or my family personally but it was still really sad to think about,” said Sarah Thompson, 10.

Families in coastal neighborhoods in New York and New Jersey that suffered some of the worst flooding are honoring that terrible day in both public and private.

“It was a really sad moment when everyone found out but it really brought our country together and makes us stronger. It was great to see everyone do anything they can to help out the victims,” said Talia Bailes, 11.

The states that were most greatly affected by the storm were:

  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania

“These types of storms make us feel more grateful for whatever we have. We have to learn to appreciate the little things we experience in everyday life because we won’t know what will happen the next day,” said Grace Kays, 12.

People will plan to light candles by the waterfront around the hour the storm hit. Residents plan to shine flashlights in a symbolic triumph over the mourning Sandy had brought.

It is a time of healing for those who suffered from Sandy’s destruction. But the day will also bring back terrifying memories who survived the horrifying waves.