Think & Write #94

A Heart for the Northeast

This country has seen its share of violent storms.  But never has there ever been any storm like this before.  In terms of diameter, Hurricane Sandy has been the largest storm to ever hit America.

The strangest thing about this storm is where it hit.  Instead of going through the southeast, it went to the northeast, affecting New York City, New Jersey and various other surrounding areas.  The water levels went up ten feet, affecting Lower Manhattan and somewhat affecting Midtown Manhattan.  Subways are flooded, as well as several substations in the city.  This has displaced many families, while the few that remained decided to weather the storm.

Even now, there are over 7 million people without power, and many homes ravaged by this monster storm.  My heart goes out to all these people, who could care less if the election is in one week.  All that matters to them is how they will be fed the next day, and where they will sleep.   If they have children, if would be how to carry their children through this conflict.

My heart goes out to every one of them.  Like Katrina, there will be help on the way.  For those hurting, I am not where they are, so I can’t relate to the hardships with a disaster.  I can, however, relate to going through a hardship, or a tough trial.  It can be a natural disaster, losing a loved one, or encountering emotional pain from a personal conflict.  Hardships come in many forms, and the people of the northeast have been dealt a most severe one.

So if you know anyone who lives in this area, or happen to be this person, my heart goes out to you.  My heart goes out to everyone living in the northeast, dealing with the monster storm that came without warning.  You are in my thoughts and prayers.  May you all find help and comfort very soon.

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©2012  K. L. Walker

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