|Photo by Paul Lomatire*. FEMA message also appeared on the|
Jumbotron, Times Square and soon at Lincoln Center
FEMA is operating full throttle to help those displaced from their homes by Hurricane Sandy.
Thousands of us are here working 12-14 hours a day, six days a week through the holidays, away from home and loved ones with one thought, one mission: to assist people whose lives have been turned upside down by the super storm.
Despite negative stories the news media seems to thrive upon, FEMA is making a difference. Federal money is pouring in, approaching the billion dollar mark. FEMA doesn't make storm survivors whole again, but is instrumental in laying a foundation for a new start. Hang in there New Yorkers; it's a long road to recovery. Just ask the Gulf Coast. Survivors of Hurricane Katrina have built back stronger and smarter. So will New York. A new life takes time to launch.
And you in the news media, cut us a break. Please.
* Paul Lomatire, a former reporter for the Palm Beach Post, also writes with Jane Feehan for FEMA.
Tags: Super Storm Sandy, impacts of Hurricane Sandy in New York, FEMA assistance in New York, New York City