Hurricane Sandy makes landfall
Filed Under: Politics, US | Posted: 10/29/2012 at 10:52AM
Comments | Region: Michigan | United States
As millions of Americans prepare for another big hurricane that is expected to make landfall on monday, Companies like "Verizon", will continue to serve their consumers, businesses and government agencies along the East Coast. "Verizon Wireless stands ready to serve our customers, and I urge everyone first and foremost to stay safe. We live and work in the towns and cities in the storm’s path, and we are dedicated to keeping our friends, families and neighbors connected in times like these. We prepare for situations like this year-round, and pride ourselves in our ability to be there for our customers when they count on us most, said Dan Mead, president and CEO of Verizon Wireless.
Shortly after the statement was released, Hurricane Sandy continued to gain strength. With winds of up to 85 mph, Sandy is expected to push record-breaking storm surges into New York Harbor. Millions of people moved to emergency shelters after securing their houses as good as possible. Schools and Subway systems Were closed ahead of the looming mega storm, and it even has an impact on the Presidential Campaigns of Mitt Romney and President Obama. "There are families in harm’s way that will be hurt either in their possession or perhaps in something more severe," Obama said. "This looks like another time when we need to come together all across the country, even here in Ohio and make sure that we give our support to the people who need it," he continued.
Mitt Romney canceled some campaign events as well and urged to donate to the American Red Cross. The Romney Campaign had already canceled events in Virginia and New Hampshire to avoid diverting first responders. Later he sent an email to his supporters in the path of the Hurricane. "I want to mention that our hearts and prayers are with all the people in the storm’s path. Sandy is another devastating hurricane by all accounts, and a lot of people are going to be facing some real tough times as a result of Sandy’s fury. And so if you have the capacity to make a donation to the American Red Cross, you can go online and do that," the former Governor said. "If there are other ways that you can help, please take advantage of the because there will be a lot of people that are going to be looking for help and the people in Ohio have big hearts, so we’re expecting you to follow through and help out."