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.
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!