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Impact of Hurricane Sandy – Civic Services Shut

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Posted by bm2209 on November 5, 2012 at 3:12 am

The devastating hurricane Sandy has left millions of people in US shattered. The country is facing many difficulties in the aftermath of hurricane Sandy. People are trying to overcome the situation boldly and get back to normalcy.

Millions were shivering in cold without power and food to eat. Nearly 80 to 100 homes were destroyed, dozens of people were killed and thousands of people were evacuated to a safer place. To have a control on the heavy traffic, the police imposed curfew in many cities, so that people will be safe in their homes from the hurricane.

It is also reported that many of the victims who were killed in the storm mainly due to the uprooting of trees that fell on their homes, cars and on the victims. Overall, it is estimated that at least 88 people have lost their lives in US due to the heavy winds and rains.

Nearly 20,000 flights were forced to cancel, because of Sandy, due to which millions of dollars were lost in revenue. Civic services including public transport were suspended, because of no power and fuel. Schools, colleges and offices were closed, as it was difficult for people to commute from one place to another. The government have declared a state of emergency and has asked people to cooperate with them during these crisis. The rescue work is on in bringing conditions to normalcy.

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