Five years ago Sunday, Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Northeast U.S., killing dozens of people and swamping parts of New York City under as much as 9 feet of water. The storm caused more than $70 billion in damage.
Saturday, a broad coalition of local, state, national and global organizations marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to commemorate the 5th anniversary of Superstorm Sandy and demand bold powerful action from state and local officials.
According to 350.org:
Organizers are remembering the lives and livelihoods lost to Superstorm Sandy and demanding bold and swift climate action from New York’s elected officials. Demands include actionable steps for Mayor Bill de Blasio, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senator Chuck Schumer to address unmet needs from the storm’s devastation, protect communities vulnerable to inevitable future storms, and secure transformative policies to make New York a true climate leader.
A recent study predicts that catastrophic flooding in New York City, similar to destruction from Sandy, will become far more common in the coming decades.
Starting the march #sandy5 #OffFossilFuels pic.twitter.com/4A4dx7fPmj
— Alex Beauchamp (@AlexAtFWW) October 28, 2017
#sandy5 march leaving the plaza now, heading to the brooklyn bridge pic.twitter.com/oRIfIJCySQ
— NYC-EJA (@NYCEJAlliance) October 28, 2017
RIGHT NOW: Thousands of NYers gather in Cadman Plaza for #Sandy5 yr anniversary march. Join us! We can’t wait for #climate action #WeRise pic.twitter.com/bhImfX485W
— ColorOfChange (@ColorOfChange) October 28, 2017
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