Superstorm Sandy struck New Jersey five years ago & caused billions of dollars in damages
(TRENTON) – Assembly Homeland Security & State Preparedness Committee Chair Annette Quijano (D- Union) today issued the following statement on the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy:
“It’s been five years since Sandy struck New Jersey, but for many residents, the storm never left.
It’s tragic that five years later there are residents who are still fighting bureaucratic roadblocks to rebuild their homes. I commend these residents for their resilience and perseverance. I can only imagine how frustrating it must be to see the world go back to normal while they are still stuck in neutral.
As storms become more powerful and their devastation greater, it is imperative that we start paying attention to what Mother Earth is trying to tell us. Science confirms that these storms are unprecedented. It is more important than ever that we fight back against those who deny the impact of climate change on the severity of these storms, and take the necessary measures to ensure a habitable world for future generations.”