posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 10:29 AM
First, condolences to the familes of the victims who died, to the injured and to the many millions without electricity with an approaching winter. No
mere words can take away the pain felt, but the living must carry on living. It would be what those whom had passed on wanted.
Next, thanks to all who had prayed that lives be saved. Compared to the high loss of lives in other states and other nations even in normal storms, it
is a miracle that many more lives had been spared in this once in a lifetime superstorm.
Sandy is still alive, but the arctic winds from the north had prevented it from moving much. It's hot winds had slowed down and had dispersed much of
the cold northern winds to a wider and spread out area in USA. Canada and northern border states will be facing the cold and snow for quite a while
For those in USA facing the aftermath of Sandy, many would be traumatized, by pain, tragedy and loss. Even though life saved is precious, some will
find it difficult to comrehend the material loss of what they had built up over the years, understandly so. No one needs to suffer alone, nor will
they be alone.
This is the time State media can help, but not by dictating to the citizens on what to do. Rather, listen to the people, give the opportunity to pour
out their grief and pain. It will be theurapatic. Open up the lines, and set up even town hall style meetings.
Officials should acknowledge errors if any, and correct any half truths, misconceptions or lies over the disaster. In this manner, through open
sharing and discussions, will trust be build up between administrators and citizens. This is confidence building and only by confidence can the state
be rebuilt again, to progress and evolve. 'Cleaning up' after a disaster begins from one's mind, not just picking up a broom to sweep one's
Mankind are fools if they think they are the cause of climate change or can challenge Nature. Nature is as old as time, and we mere mortals are but
only centuries old, with much to learn yet about its unknown forces and might.
We humans can only adapt to Nature. Some of the things we can do would be to avoid contaminating our waters, foul our air with manufacturing fumes,
selling fertile lands meant for crops to fuel property or factory bubbles, etc.
USA can take hope with the survival through Superstorm Sandy intact as a society with only minimal loss of lives and property, something which no
other nation can lay claim to.
What property that was lost and damage, can be rebuilt again. What one have not, those who have, will share. Together as a society, we had proven we
can and will adapt, to progress and evolve, to build a better and brighter future courageously, leaving none behind, not only for ourselves, but be a
beacon of hope and strength for future human generations.
We ...survived, and made it through the superstorm as one...