On Friday, more than 3.7 million homes and businesses along the U.S. East Coast remained without power.
Disaster modeling company Eqecat estimated Hurricane Sandy caused up to $20 billion in insured losses and $50 billion in economic losses. At the high end of the range, Sandy would rank as the fourth costliest U.S. catastrophe, according to the Insurance Information Institute, behind Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and Hurricane Andrew in 1992.
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Federal Emergency Management Agency Deputy Administrator Richard Serino planned to visit Staten Island on Friday amid angry claims by some survivors that the borough had been ignored.
FOOD FOR LIFE ACTION
Food for Life director in New York, Adi Purusa has been serving hot veg meals on a daily basis to underprivileged New Yorkers for decades. “Efforts are now underway to respond to the disaster as best as we can,” says Adi. “It is a way of saying, ‘I love you.’ And it doesn’t have to be a big display. Just a simple thing, giving somebody a plate of rice, vegetables, but they feel it.”
To help Food for Life Global support the efforts of Adi Purusa and his FFL team in New York: