09 February 2013

I can’t believe that parts of the Northeast still recovering from Superstorm Sandy got hit again with Nemo, the snowstorm that dumped up to 40 inches of snow in Connecticut. 

The blizzard left more than half a million people without power and stranded travelers after airlines cancelled over 5,000 flights. Nine people have died in storm-related accidents. 

Even mail service was suspended in seven station.  So much for that unofficial motto of “Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”   

On Long Island, at least two dozen people spent the night in a Walmart, according to CNN because the roads were too treacherous to travel. 

As always when disaster strikes, the Red Cross has stepped in to aid people who need any kind of assistance. Aware that the storm was coming, mobile food delivery volunteers with Red Cross Sandy relief efforts delivered meals early and distributed items to more than 3,000 people in New York in anticipation of the storm, according to Red Cross’s website. The storm caused the Red Cross to cancel 50 blood drives, so the organization encouraged not in storm-affected areas to consider donating. 

Today’s $10 goes to The American Red Cross. 

Feb. 9: The American Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org/

40 down, 325 to go!

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