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#Sandy5 March

#Sandy5 March - NYC Light Brigade (Photo/Nara Garber)

Thousands March on 5th Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy

Demanding bold powerful action from state and local officials.

Common Dreams staff

Five years ago Sunday, Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Northeast US, killing dozens of people and swamping parts of New York City under as much as 9 feet of water. The storm caused over $70 billion in damage.

Today,  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:

With 153 groups signed-on, the #Sandy5 march will start at Cadman Plaza before crossing the bridge and gathering at the Alfred E. Smith Houses on the Lower East Side. 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


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