Hurricane Sandy

Topics: New York City, Nature, Howard Beach, Queens Pages: 2 (722 words) Published: December 9, 2012
New York City “the city that never sleeps” definitely hasn’t slept since Sandy a powerful Hurricane knocked our lights out on October 29, 2012. New York has worked around the clock in rescue efforts and stabilizing our city that has been severely damaged by this unexpected natural disaster. Sandy is responsible for the death of the very young and the very old, the rich and the poor, sick and healthy people. It’s responsible for leaving so many people immobile, homeless, hungry, thirsty, without electricity. She can be so generous but also take away everything that she has given us. This time Mother Nature has really reminded us that she is the boss of the Natural World. She has taught us that her strength is much more powerful then we New Yorkers expect. In the last 5 years I have witnessed that the New York City climate is changing rapidly. In 2008, a tornado hit Woodhaven Blvd destroying cars and streets on its path. In 2011 we got an aftershock of an earthquake. That same summer of 2011 we got hit with Hurricane Irene. At the end of October 2011 it snowed. Surprisingly that winter of 2012 was one of the warmest I ever experienced. My friend Fiorella (A NYC lifeguard at Far Rockaway Beach for 8 years) told me she never seen so many sharks and whales at the beaches as she did this year. She said it was due to water temperature that keeps rising each year. At the end of the summer of 2012, New York City got hit with 3 tornados. On Fall 2012, we got hit with Hurricane Sandy. This has become one of the most severe natural disasters to occur in the last 25 since I’ve been here. Another severe storm is expected to occur November 7, 2012 just 8 days after Hurricane Sandy. All these events have forecasted Hurricane Sandy and are also forecasting what will occur the coming days, months and years. In the summer of 2011, meteorologist forecasted Hurricane Irene. Government warned and evacuated people from Zone A Areas. People all over tri-state...
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