Northeast Suffers Huge Damage in Storm’s Path; Millions Without Power
"In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which left a trail of deadly destruction, devastating power failures and extensive flooding, millions of people in the New York metropolitan region spent Tuesday assessing the damage and preparing for the possibility that it could be days or even weeks before life returned to normal. Throughout the day on Tuesday, there were reports of daring rescue operations as people began to grasp the magnitude of the damage done by the violent winds and lashing rains that transformed the landscapes of New York City and the wider region into tableaus of destruction both stark and unprecedented. As night fell, more than eight million people, including many in a large swath of Manhattan, were without electricity. Streets were littered with debris and buildings were damaged. Seven subway tunnels under the East River were flooded. While several bridges over the river were set to reopen, other mass transit services, including commuter rail, were still suspended."It's hard right now to see what the results of this hurricane could be especially so close to the election and with no electricity for millions. One friend, asked me if they thought the election would be delayed? I have not ever heard of that happening in American history before. From what I can tell, the damage is far more widespread and dangerous then last year's Hurricane Irene. One thing I kept thinking about was the poor people who especially at the end of the month have come to the end of their finances, with less money to evacuate or prepare. Please pray for comfort, help, and care for those facing this hurricane. If any of you were in this hurricane or have friends or family who were impacted, go ahead and leave prayer requests here in the comments as well.