We are approaching the first Anniversary Event of Hurricane Sandy. As a hurricane that spanned many states making landfall on Oct 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy killed at least 117 people in the United States and 69 more in Canada and the Caribbean.
According to a report released by the National Hurricane Center, Sandy is expected to rank as the second-costliest tropical cyclone on record, after Hurricane Katrina of 2005. Sandy is also the deadliest U.S. hurricane outside of the souther states since Hurricane Agnes of 1972.
Well beyond the official reports are the personal memories and stories of the surge, the floods, evacuations, red cross shelters, burning homes, unclean water, mounds of waster, erased communities, devastated shore lines, and millions without power, gas or the means to rebuild.
Resonating with those who have suffered from natural disasters throughout the country and the world, many victims of Hurricane Sandy are still on a journey of recovery.