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Remember Hurricane Sandy #RememberSandy #O29

posted Oct 29, 2014, 6:08 AM by Rob Hogg

Wednesday, October 29, marks the second anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Sandy in New York City, New Jersey, and much of the rest of the East Coast of the United States.  That storm brought record storm surges in New York City, killed 117 Americans, and caused over $70 billion in damage – more than $200 per American.

The second anniversary of Hurricane Sandy is an opportunity to remember its victims and the victims of other similar disasters, to renew our commitment to improving disaster preparedness, relief, and recovery, and to act on climate change to slow and stop sea level rise and the other consequences of global warming.

On Twitter and Facebook, please "Remember Hurricane Sandy" on October 29, using the hash tags #RememberSandy and #O29.  If we remember the damage of Hurricane Sandy and its record storm surges, we can do better getting ready for the extreme storms, floods, and droughts of the future.