These pictures show two similar occurences to Hurricane Sandy. All three of the events had similar damages on physically and mentally. The picture with the flooded street made me think of the effects of Hurricane Sandy because that’s what my street looked like during the storm. The picture of the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti depicts a home completely dislodged from its original place. This is relevant to Hurricane Sandy because houses floated off of their foundation in Sandy’s wrath. 

- Gary Andersen

Another devastation that took place in the United States aside from sandy was 9-11. This directly affected a lot of us here in New York. Although it was such a devastation it really helped New York come together and sympathize for one another. It made us more protective in the way we go about security nowadays. It is never a good thing when world devastations occur but there is always some learnt experience that we can gain from these events.
                                                                  -NikkiLynne McColgan

Another devastation that took place in the United States aside from sandy was 9-11. This directly affected a lot of us here in New York. Although it was such a devastation it really helped New York come together and sympathize for one another. It made us more protective in the way we go about security nowadays. It is never a good thing when world devastations occur but there is always some learnt experience that we can gain from these events.

                                                                  -NikkiLynne McColgan

This is a picture from an earthquake that took place in Japan. Much damage was done during Japans biggest earthquake. Four trains holding hundreds maybe even thousands of lives were vanished and not to be found again. It’s always sad to see other countries going through world devastation’s even though it does not physically affect you it will always trigger sympathy and compassion for those going through such hard times.
                                                          -NikkiLynne McColgan

This is a picture from an earthquake that took place in Japan. Much damage was done during Japans biggest earthquake. Four trains holding hundreds maybe even thousands of lives were vanished and not to be found again. It’s always sad to see other countries going through world devastation’s even though it does not physically affect you it will always trigger sympathy and compassion for those going through such hard times.

                                                          -NikkiLynne McColgan

The first  picture was one of the worlds biggest disaster. the earthquake that destroyed haiti it was so bad that it took them weeks to be able to clean up. people from all over came together to help look and bring the people food and water.
Reymi

The first picture was one of the worlds biggest disaster. the earthquake that destroyed haiti it was so bad that it took them weeks to be able to clean up. people from all over came together to help look and bring the people food and water.
Reymi

My second picture is when hurricane katrina hit new orleans. i remember this because the city was under water. lil wayne made a song about the hurricane the song was called tie my hands lil wayne featuring robin thick in the song he says “my whole citys under water some people still floating.” He also talks bout how they were looked on as fugitives and it really got me thinking. 
Reymi

My second picture is when hurricane katrina hit new orleans. i remember this because the city was under water. lil wayne made a song about the hurricane the song was called tie my hands lil wayne featuring robin thick in the song he says “my whole citys under water some people still floating.” He also talks bout how they were looked on as fugitives and it really got me thinking.
Reymi

This 2nd pic is people hugging after the Chilean earthquake that had a 7.1 magnitude. Similarities between this and sandy was that it destroyed a lot of houses and boardwalks an power lines. Differences were that one was a lot of water and wind and the earthquake shook the ground a lot.
~Claudia

This 2nd pic is people hugging after the Chilean earthquake that had a 7.1 magnitude. Similarities between this and sandy was that it destroyed a lot of houses and boardwalks an power lines. Differences were that one was a lot of water and wind and the earthquake shook the ground a lot.
~Claudia

This picture is after tropical storm Isaac in Haiti,which left left the street even more flooded. That storm happened 2years after the massive earthquake that killed as many as 316,000. The similarities between that and hurricane sandy are that it left many street and homes flooded; people lost loved ones. Differences are that because we live in NY we were better equipped with dealing with a storm than was Haiti, to then it was like unexpected. 
~Claudia

This picture is after tropical storm Isaac in Haiti,which left left the street even more flooded. That storm happened 2years after the massive earthquake that killed as many as 316,000. The similarities between that and hurricane sandy are that it left many street and homes flooded; people lost loved ones. Differences are that because we live in NY we were better equipped with dealing with a storm than was Haiti, to then it was like unexpected.
~Claudia

By: Crystalinda Rapozo

The first picture shows the effects of Hurricane Sandy in Cuba. Hurricane Sandy did not just affect New York City, but it also affected Cuba as well. There were fatalities in Cuba and there were people who lost their homes. Farmers who grow crops also lost their land and now they are unemployed. People directly impacted by Hurricane Sandy can closely relate to those impacted in Cuba because many are unemployed, lost their homes, and are trying to find ways to survive day by day. 

The second picture took place in Japan when the tsunami hit. Hurricane Sandy was not as destructive as the tsunami that hit Japan. Japan had over 15,000 fatalities and 18,000 people still missing. It has taken years for them to recover. Many Japanese citizens did not even have all the help and support from the government that those affected by Hurricane Sandy did. Both American and Japanese victims suffered loses, however, the Japanese were less prepared for this type of destruction. Below is an actual footage of the tsunami that took place in Japan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NW7vENdDu1o

Nicole Mancuso
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My feelings are diminished after reading this article of course I care and feel bad for people who had to go through this and actually struggle. I was barley affected by the storm and had only lost power for a few hours each day. I can’t really say much due to the fact I was lucky compared to other people who’s homes and lives were taken from them. There are many mixed reasons as to why people would want to buy those shirts and hurricane stuff but I personally do not care no want any of it

I think that it is okay to sell these shirts After a event because some people who had terrible experiences might want to wear them maybe they should have give them to people in shelters or those who lost homes and or family members. Even those who could have died but were saved. For those who weren’t effected as bad could purchase a shirt. After 911 almost everyone in my neighborhood had American flags, t-shirts, sweat shirts, car stickers and so on. Yes the people who were making these items were making a lot of money but it was such a tragic event for all Americans. Especially throws within the New York area. People who bought shirts and stuff wanted something of the event to have as a memory.

-Desiree Fuentes

Many people are selling hurricane sandy merchandise. People will do literally anything to make money. I think that selling these things is not a good idea because people have lost almost everything they have in the storm. It’s not funny to joke about something so serious. Selling shirts like “I survived hurricane sandy” cause some people did not survive. Unless the sellers are giving a great deal of money to those who lost everything they shouldn’t make the items

Sam McCauley

I think it is a bad thing how people are selling hurricane sandy merchandise and not giving it to charities that needed. If you are going to do something like that you can’t lie to the people and say 100%is going when it is not. Some people thought it was funny how one company wrote “Frankenstorm” on a t-shirt. On the other hand, people could have got offended from that because they lost family members and houses and they could think that it’s not something to joke about.

-Brittany Chadwick

Swift as a storm, merchandise arrives

This article discusses that after a tragic storm, people and stands in New York want an object to remember what had happen. People who make these merchandise don’t care that many people died in the hurricane they just want to make money. There are shirts that say “I survived hurricane sandy” and “Frankenstorm 2012”. The people that are producing these merchandise only care about money and nothing That has had a lot of damage. The producers say that all profit goes to the people that were affected. They just want business and I think it’s wrong.
Brianna giasi