Sandy Opinions
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October 29, 2012 — surely a date that I will never forget. Yes, this day marked the start of a five-month period during which I would not be able to live in my home in Woodmere. And true, my basement, which had become a five-foot swimming pool, smelled like a mixture of sewage waste and Seaworld due to Hurricane Sandy. more
At this time last year, I thought things would never be the same. Hurricane Sandy had just hit and I was sitting in my kitchen in complete darkness, wondering how life would be different. more
It’s a difficult concept to understand; it leaves us distraught, unsettled, and discontent. The simple thought that our world can become so disjointed by the power of nature is worrisome. But perhaps we can learn from it. more
I remember being on the brink of total sleep deprivation when Hurricane Sandy decided to drown my town, Atlantic Beach, with its salty wake and strong winds. Little did I know that I would be getting plenty of sleep in the days to come, because Sandy had done so much damage to Lawrence High School that it had to be closed for repairs. more
Hurricane Sandy led to one of Long Island’s worst environmental disasters ever, if not the worst. Sandy’s massive storm surge flooded hundreds of South Shore homes. Fuel oil tanks broke loose and floated away, spilling oil as they went. Cars were flooded as well, which sent a witches’ brew of chemicals spilling out. Sewage leaked from the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant. more
In the chaotic weeks after Hurricane Sandy rolled across Nassau County, residents, desperate for the gasoline that was in such short supply, learned a new routine: get up before dawn and get to an open gas station before your friends and neighbors did. more
Last week, Governor Cuomo unveiled his 2013-14 budget. He proposed to increase school aid statewide by 3 percent while keeping overall state spending growth under 2 percent. more
The effort to rebuild our communities after Hurricane Sandy’s devastation has not been without a sense of urgency, especially when it comes to reconstructing homes and critical infrastructure “stronger, smarter and safer.” more
President Obama was officially sworn in for his second term on Sunday, and the inauguration festivities got under way early on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. more
The eight students and one teacher shuffled into the center of what was left of the dining room of a red-brick ranch home on a canal in Long Beach’s East End last Friday. more
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