October 29 marked the first anniversary of the wake of devastation left after Hurricane Sandy ripped through New York and New Jersey leaving a death toll of 162 and 650,000 homes affected. Not only were homes distressed, schools and more than 250 child care centers were damaged, leaving thousands of children deeply affected by the tragedy around them and with more questions than answers. In fact, many children are still coping with the impact of Sandy a year later and this video by Save the Children shows us that and what they still need to recover.
It's important to mark the milestones of tragedies like these because we need to be shaken again with the reminder that if it happened in NJ and NY with Sandy, in New Orleans with Katrina, and in Oklahoma with tornadoes, a disaster can happen at anytime to any of us.
And I should know.
I've lived through the devastating earthquake that destroyed much of El Salvador's capital city in 1985. I was in school having lunch outside when the earthRead More »from One Year After Hurricane Sandy, Does Your Family Have a Disaster Checklist?