Effects Of Hurricane Sandy

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Power outages, deaths, destroyed cities, and underground subways are the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Hurricane Sandy destroyed portions of the Caribbean, Mid-Atlantic, Northeastern United States, and Eastern Canada. This storm left major damage with its powerful winds and flooding rains that left many residents without electricity, blew roofs off buildings, flooded streets, caused food shortages, left many people homeless, and killed many innocent lives. Hurricanes are strong rotating oceanic weather systems that bring maximum wind speeds and powerful rain that can cause a lot of damage. With all the damage that took place there's a lot of organizations that are stepping in to help people in need from the damage of Hurricane Sandy. The American Red Cross has provided shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Do you know what a hurricane is? A hurricane is an intense, rotating oceanic weather system that possesses maximum sustained winds that can cause severe damage. While hurricanes can produce extremely powerful winds and rain, they are also able to produce high waves, damaging storms, and tornadoes. Hurricanes are…show more content…
On November 2, 2012 the American Red Cross and NBC Universal teamed up and held a one-hour benefit telethon called "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together," that generated nearly $23 million for Hurricane Sandy victims. This benefit was hosted by anchor Matt Lauer from NBC "Today," the live telethon featured performances by many famous celebrities like Christina Aguilera, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, and many more. The American Red Cross response to Sandy is very large and will be very costly, affecting a massive area spanning much of the eastern half of the country. Financial donations help the American Red Cross provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those affected by Hurricane
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