Hello-Hello, happy Friday to those able to see this and looking forward to the weekend. We say that because we have many friends still without power, it is becoming difficult for them to remain positive in confronting the challenges of each new day.
So I had a ‘Friday Fun’ post all ready to go, but felt odd posting that, knowing an awful lot of people remain stuck in utterly miserable conditions. It seemed like I should do something more in sync with the week’s events so that’s what you have here, hopefully no one will mind too terribly much.
The devastation from Hurricane Sandy is so widespread it’s been tough for me to grasp, following are photos from some of the areas impacted, beginning with North Carolina.
Annapolis, Maryland, where Sveinn Storm looks at the flood waters outside his Ice Cream Factory.
West Virgina, via a picture from the US Fish & Wildlife Service.
This photo from the New Jersey Governor’s office shows Seaside, New Jersey.
What is left in Breezy Point (Queens), after a fire destroyed more than 80 homes.
The PATH station in Hoboken.
From the Statue of Liberty Facebook page: “…we do know that Liberty Island has sustained extensive flooding and damage.”
This man reacts to what he is seeing in Mantoloking, New Jersey, an area battered by the storm.
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
Methuen, Massachusetts, a scene repeated thousands upon thousands of times throughout the northeast and parts of the midwest.
Some of the images are surreal, like this one from Lindenhurst, NJ.
And this one from Seaside Heights, the Casino Pier roller coaster.
Other organizations, with information via the NBC’s Rock Center site:
- AMERICAN HUMANE SOCIETY: The association is helping animals that may need rescue or shelter. Text the word HUMANE to 80888 to donate $10. (Phone: 866-242-1877)
- HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES Many pet owners were able to take their pets with them, but for those who were not, the Humane Society’s Animal Rescue Team is assembling staff and equipment to help rescue pets in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. (Phone: 301-258-8276)
- HABITAT FOR HUMANITY If you want to make a donation, you can call Habitat’s Partner Service Center at 800-HABITAT (422-4828). Press “0″ when prompted and representatives will take your donation information over the phone.
Additionally, NBC is doing a benefit concert tonight, more info may be found here.