It was two years ago today that New York City, Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut was struck by Superstorm Sandy. There will be a moment of silence at 9 p.m. in NYC when the storm surge flooded and swept away homes and businesses, and flooded subway and traffic tunnels.
Flags in New York State are flying at half-staff today in memory of those who died in the storm and its aftermath
Our hearts go out to those still rebuilding their homes and businesses.
And our continued thanks to the First Responders and ordinary citizens who pitched in to save lives that terrible day and afterward, helping to cook meals and deliver food, collect and distribute clothing and more.
Also thanks to the corporations which donated millions of dollars to help the victims of this deadly storm, originally called Hurricane Sandy, which became Superstorm Sandy.
New Yorkers are tough and resilient. We are also among the most generous people on the planet, ready to help our neighbors in an emergency.