The Personal Impact of Hurricane Sandy

The Personal Impact of Hurricane Sandy

We see the widespread impact of Hurricane Sandy on our Eastern Seaboard. It’s devastating to say the least or rather to say the most. I was listening to some people who live on the lower east side of Manhattan and thought about the effects of this storm on people who have to go to work but can’t make it due to loss of power, no water, and the inability to get home.

This entire storm is unthinkable. If an individual can’t get to work for one week or even two weeks or more, the effects on an individuals household could be truly devastating. There are some Americans who are just now going back to work and to have a work outage when you need the money could really hurt some people. This average person is the person that I think about when I see the effects of Hurricane Sandy.

I personally know some people that relocated to Atlanta during Hurricane Katrina and I know firsthand that FEMA and other groups ran out of money to help keep these people in hotels and fed properly. This is going to be the challenge of FEMA once again. Does FEMA have the budget to help? Can they identify the actual people that need the help? Can money be disbursed to the person that needs the help in a fast and efficient manner? These are the tough questions that will need to be addressed immediately.