We've come a long way in these 2 years. Boardwalks are being reconstructed. Houses are being rebuilt. And crucial infrastructure is being overhauled in preparation for future storms.
On October 29, 2012 Hurricane Sandy made destructive landfall in the New Jersey/New York region, and things have yet to be the same since. As I stated earlier, we've come a long way, but there are still people who haven't received insurance checks, still people without homes, and boardwalks and roads still torn apart. Hurricane Sandy caused over $68 billion in damages and took the lives of 286 people. It uprooted life as we know it for millions.
Surfers were the first to respond and enact plans in many coastal areas, I was a first-hand witness to that. Any one of us will tell you that all the negatives that came from Sandy were awful, and lots had it way worse than each one before us. But at the same time, as a surfer, we also know that Florida scored (at the expense of many others). So let's take a moment to reflect on that and find the silver lining in what was a horrible natural disaster.
Got a story about your experience with Hurricane Sandy? Let's hear it below.
Photo: NY/NJ Surf