Superstorm Sandy leaves millions in distress: “People are dumpster diving for food!”
It is reported that superstorm Sandy, which pounded the eastern U.S. coast a week ago, has dissipated but has managed to point towards the helplessness of the people and the lack of proper planning and preparation on the part of the government. Its arrival was not unknown. People had more than enough time to make preparations for the tough days ahead and even the government claimed that everything had been planned well. But in the week after the storm dissipated, it seems that all those preparations and plans have come to bear no fruit, reports Natural News.
It is true that the storm caused mayhem along the eastern seaboard of the United States but meteorologists had been warning of its arrival for a few days. Moreover, it showed its destructive power over the Caribbean islands prior to its arrival to the United States. Yet, people suffer from unspeakable conditions in the aftermath of the storm. Gas stations are out of gasoline and supermarkets are out of provisions. Still, that does not stop people from intruding into gas stations and supermarkets in search of essential supplies. The winter is also knocking at the door and it has made it even harder for homeless people to sustain their lives. If they had prepared themselves by storing food, water and alternative power sources, they would not have to wait for government agencies that Natural News reports have largely failed to restore services till now.
The communication and power lines are also down since the storm hit the region. Most of the mobile towers are not working due to acute power shortage. Though certain areas are seeing improvement in mobile service and internet connectivity, a major part still remains in absolute darkness. However, some mobile phone service providers have changed their business policies to deliver better services to the people in this emergency situation.