- Posted November 1, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
'Superstorm' Sandy: Your stories
Sandy Destruction and the government
New Jersey was hit hard. Not just the houses that were flooded or torn apart, but the entire boardwalk was destroyed in the process. The boardwalk was the major attraction for New Jersey and brought in a lot of income from tourism. The general economy of the state may plummet due to not just this, but also what must be built up again to regain what was lost.
In New York, the damages were great also. I don’t know how many were killed in NJ, but so far 32 people were killed in New York. An estimated $20 billion of damages occurred in New York says NYDaily. Billions of dollars were also lost in NJ. So far a total of 68 people were killed in the U.S. alone. Bringing the total to 137 people.
Who should be responsible for cleanup? The State? Federal government? Communities? Well the community as a whole should definitely work together to remove debris, shelter each other, and try to provide food. The States should worry about themselves and focus on their own towns and cities. Once they are done with completely cleaning up their State, then they should move on to another to lend support. The Federal government needs to provide supplies for both the people and construction workers to make cleanup fast and efficent.