October 29, 2012

On the twenty-ninth of October, the largest Atlantic storm in recorded history made its final landfall along the New England coast. In the days prior this hurricane superstorm, named Sandy, had already battered its way through the Caribbean  causing damage and loss of life there. The city of New York and much of the New Jersey coast line are still reeling from the winds and flooding. They have begun the long journey to rebuilding, repairing, and returning to some level of normal.

I am a strong proponent of social media; while I recognize there are some negative side effects from the rise of social media, I believe in the power of social media. On October 29, I spent the day on Twitter reading live updates of the hurricane as it swept through the New England area. During this, I took the time to save a series of pictures depicting the before, during and after.

Therefore, this is my small memorial to those who lost their lives and property to the devastation of Hurricane Sandy:

Note: These are posted in order I found them. Therefore, they’re not necessarily in chronological order. Some photos are not in a format that will appear with the embedded tweet. Some I included manually, others just follow the picture link.

Disclaimer: I do not own any of these pictures. All pictures are preceded by  a corresponding tweet giving credit to the owner of these images. (The last photo is my favorite)


 

In conclusion: Hope shines through tragedy. Our darkest disasters bring out our greatest moments.

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2 thoughts on “October 29, 2012

  1. love the pic of the little boy splashing in the water puddle!

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