Final Update: Tuesday, 30 October 2012, 23:26:09 EDT
The worst of the Super Storm Sandy has passed, the aftermath is huge and snow storms continue. The real and complete data about the affects may take days to come and the restoration of services to a hundred percent may take from a few days to just above a week. At this moment the official death toll is at 33 and search and rescue remains on for any possible casualities and/or injured people out there in the Super Storm Sandy stricken areas.
3S1, Incorporated team wishes everyone strength and courage to deal with this tough time and we know as always Americans will stand united, and stand back on their feet in no time. We urge you to please keep following the directions of authorities very seriously and do not return or take chances unless it is declared OKAY to do so. The worst is over, but times ahead will be difficult in a few ways but together the community will be stronger again in no time.
- National Guard has been called in and they are helping in rescue operations
- Power restoration has begun, but is expected to take several days before full restoration is achieved
- Total confirmed death toll has risen to 26
- Rescue work has begun at every place where it is safely possible
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- Total confirmed death toll has risen to 21 plus 1 in Canada
- No official word on when the Wall Street will begin operating
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- At least 3 deaths in New Jersey due to storm, numbers may rise, too early to confirm
- New Jersey’s transit system and air transport remain closed
- Power crews from across the US are helping in restoration of electricity
- Return to evacuated areas is not permitted yet, not soon, there is a lot of restoration of basic amenities a priority
- There is still water in the runways, they were first in the line when the storm and flood waters came in
- All three major New York airports remain closed and may stay closed another 48 hours or more
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Update: Tuesday, 30 October 2012, 10:37:24 EDT
- Extremely heavy snowfall in West Virginia, expecting 2-3 feet or more snow
- Winter storm in October, temperatures have fallen steeply, high winds, blizzard in 7 states at least
- Roads are unsafe, if you don’t have to go out, unless absolutely necessary please stay in
- It may snow for next 3-5 days, there is no confirmed information yet
Update: Tuesday, 30 October 2012, 10:27:07 EDT
- New Jersey coastal communities have faced the worst damage, worse reported than New York
- High Water vehicles dispatched to hard-hit areas, urban search and rescue continues
- Helicopters dispatched to conduct rescue and renaissance
- Full damage assessment may take 24-48 hours or more
- Utility companies asking help from other states
- 2.4 New Jersey residents are without power
- Devastation is unprecedented, avoid travel unless absolutely necessary
- Currently two deaths confirmed, names not confirmed yet, other stats not available yet
- Unsafe for home owners to return yet, please remain calm and patient
- Confirmed by Chris Christie, Governer says “the damage is unthinkable”
- Rescue started since last night
- the Levee Break in New Jersey
- Three towns affected, rescued people are being evaluated for required care
- Rescue responders are trying to get in boats, high vehicles to get the people out
- Number of people affected not confirm, a few hundred to a thousand expected
- Confirmed by Bergen County, Police Chief of Staff – Jeanne Baratta
- Rescue started at 02:30 EDT
- 50 Homes burned down in Queens fire at the Breezy Point section
- More than 200 Firefighters are trying to contain the fire
- Water flooded in the streets is making it very difficult.
- 15 Deaths have now been confirmed in United States as a result of Super Storm Sandy.
- High winds are moving from Northern Georgia into Canada
- Heavy rains in New England and parts of Midwest
- More than 6.7 million confirmed without power
America’s east coast has been ripped off and devastated by Super Storm Sandy, and the resulting floods have turned the towns into eerie sites of flood, destruction and now even some places on fire. So far 13 have been confirmed dead and more than 6.5 million customers are without electricity across 13 states. First Responders are already in action, but the floods, wind gust and snowstorm are not making things any easier.
Super Storm Sandy is the biggest weather system ever to hit United States mainland in history reaching up to 90mph wind gusts and brought cities after cities to a standstill and the public transports is almost entirely underwater and unreachable and may remain so for days to come.
- Much of the state of New Jersey was went under water well before Sandy could even make the landfall and cars everywhere were covered with high waters up to the bonnets if not higher.
- In Delaware the boardwalks were compromised and storm surge has been severe and the waves have been very high, but the boardwalks remained strong and damage has been comparatively minor or better stated as less damaging.
- Overall almost 90 billion worth property is in the direct path of Super Storm Sandy and remains at high risk and already the damage is expected to be in 100s of millions.
- More than 350,000 New York residents have been evacuated from the low lying areas and it is clear this was the best step to take as New York remains submerged in over 14 feet for water.
- Some Nuclear Power Plants are in the path of the storm and already inspectors have been dispatched
Current States affected by Super Storm Sandy:
Connecticut | Delaware | District of Columbia | Maryland | New Jersey | New York | North Carolina | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | Virginia | West Virginia
The disruption and destruction is truly epic with the damage that is already visible and the aftermath is yet far from being estimated. At this stage President Barack Obama has abandoned the campaign to spearhead the response activities as well as has declared emergency in at least 6 states. President Obama said he was “not worried” about how this may affect the outcome of elections on 06th November 2012 but “I’m worried about the impact on families and I’m worried about the impact on our first responders,”
The New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg candidly warned: “Leave immediately. Conditions are deteriorating very rapidly, and the window for you getting out safely is closing. This is a storm that can easily kill you.” At this stage all three New York airports are closed and over 13,000 flights have been cancelled.
We’ll keep this post up to date as we receive the news. Anyone around the Sandy affected areas can give ANY update, it will be highly appreciated. We are keeping an eye on the news as well, but any first hand reports will be much appreciated.
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3S1, Inc. team, reporting for the Urban Men, WorldwideCredits: News compiled from updates as watched on CNN, BBC, ABC and Videos from respective channels and sites as described in the video on screen titles. Click here to access Sandy Relief/Support Form
By: Max T.
Published: September 11, 2012
Dedication: Michael J. D. Warner, whose email inspired me to share my feelings about September 11, 2011 and every human life that was and is affected by this monumentally historic moment.
Yet another article that I start with the word ‘Remember’ and there is a reason for us to remember this day -September 11; Inspired by the memories somewhat painful.
Today we remember the day that has changed the world we’re live in. There will always be a ‘Before and After’ comparison of September 11 2001 and every September 11 after that. The day one of the most significant democracies, United States of America was under one of the most horrific terror attacks known.
But I don’t want to talk about what happened, it is a historical and painful moment most of us will remember for generations to come and if you are American, more so if you are a New Yorker.
I write this in memory of the people, those who lost their lives and those who were left to mourn them. Remember all those human lives that have been affected directly or indirectly by that tragedy, in a way excruciatingly unforgettable. The world changed and has been affected by what happened in New York on September 11, 2001.
It doesn’t matter if they died that day or were the lucky few who escaped death; if they were near the World Trade Centre or distances far away. What does matter is the memories attached to this date, and how we remember them. On one hand it shattered the world and on another it brought them together like never before.
We are left to ponder upon the question – WHY? There are some explanations, some theories but we’ll never understand WHY and HOW a fellow human can plan and execute such a heinous act of terror. We’ll possibly never understand why these things happen the way they happen, even though there are theories like terrorism and radicalism. We are still left wondering with a loud and agonizing – WHY?
But it doesn’t matter how troubling this “WHY” is, and how horrible things may seem since September 11, 2001 – as humans we will continue to love, care and bond as we always have. Life goes on, it must go on, together – like it always has despite some equally horrible tragedies in human history. We have and we will survive.
Tomorrow is another day; we’ll wake up and look up to the future and continue to strive to rise to a better, smarter and more prosperous future for ourselves and of those we love. The emptiness left by this tragedy will be filled by the love of those who matter, nightmares will be replaced by the dreams and war will be replaced by peace, one day at a time. The show must go on!
Max was born in South Switzerland, in the Italian Speaking region, Max is proud of his Swiss and Italian origins and the exotic diplomacy he can throw around with a big smile. He loves exploring people’s lives, interviewing them and writing about their experiences. He is also a self confessed Social Media addict and a Journalist with a cause.
Earlier this year I attended the New York Pride Rally and yesterday suddenly I found the SD Card on which I had all the photos. I thought I had to share them. Do I even need to mention how colorful the event was and how excited and honored I felt just to be part of the event. Walking along hand in hand with the community that has endured so much, fought for it’s rights and continues to do so and reminds us where we were just a few decades ago and how far we have come, but there is still work to be done.
The line-up for performers was fantastic, the crowd was exciting and cheerful and there was love in every nook and corner of the city. The event is so colorful, joyful and heart warming, at times one feels overcome with joy. So much love all in one place and I felt it is my duty to share with you the moment of Equality, Love and Compassion for each other; with a million colors included.
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