Hurricane Sandy has destroyed my neighborhood in Atlantic Beach, NY - located on the the south shore of Long Island. My home has been flooded with 4’ of water as the bay and the ocean came together. We have been without power or communication for over a week and will possibly remain in the dark and cold for at least a month. This is New York but Climate Change has no mercy no matter where you live.
When we could finally take we our dog for a walk again my wife took this photo today five hours after the the Hurricane Sandy passed where it is usually high and dry along the Manumuskin Creek. To see this kind of flooding within easy walking distance of our home in Maurice River Township, NJ was unsettling. Just south of here the only road to Cape May, Rt. 47, was closed at Riggins Creek because of high water.
It is time our leaders started talking again about reducing Carbon Dioxide emissions. Save this wonderful planet.
Maurice River Township, NJ
We’ve never really had a problem with severe storms where I live in Long Island, but in the last 2 years we’ve had 2 evacuations as well as several hurricane and tornado warnings. My house has never flooded before, but Hurricane Sandy has put my entire backyard underwater, broke our dock, and flooded the streets high enough so that salt water is pouring into my parents cars through the doors into the interior as well as into the engine. I know one storm cannot be attributed to climate change, but the persistent extreme weather is a sign.Connect the dots!