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Letter: Leading Us Through The Storm

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5. I know many of us are also thinking about another anniversary approaching, that of Hurricane Sandy.

For many of us the memories are difficult ones. All the preparation before the storm, the day of the storm, and the awful aftermath. Downed trees, flooded basements, no power, no gas.


The one thing I personally remember through it all was seeing our Mayor Ralph Suozzi  and his team everywhere. I would drive down the street and see him talking to LIPA crews, talking to police stationed at areas without traffic lights, talking to crews from Nassau County. 


I saw the mayor and many members of the city council personally helping out at the shelter at the high school.


I saw employees from the city agencies everywhere trying to help. The city’s Department of Public Works did an amazing job helping residents with all kinds of debris cleanup for weeks after Sandy.


Look, I know all of this is their job but I believe all the city agencies from the mayor and city council on down the line went over and beyond the call of duty.


On this anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, my sincere thanks go out to Mayor Suozzi and his team for their efforts to get us through one of the toughest disasters we’ve ever seen.

Julie McCann