the sea rising up upon the land with unmetered force
Eric LaMont Gregory
The forces of nature neither respect nor conspire against human activity
All America expresses unreservedly our heart-felt sympathy for those who mourn for those whose lives have been taken suddenly by the sea rising up upon the land with unmetered force, and carrying in its wake the winds of October cruelly.
Remembering, that life is for the living, it is our responibility, cherished and just, to help rebuild that which nature has struck down so quickly. And, rebuild we shall.
Hurricane Sandy developed from a tropical wave in the western Caribbean Sea on October 22, and has since affected an area stretching from the Greater Antilles, to the Bahamas, Cuba, and most of the eastern United States from Florida to Maine, Bermuda, and eastern Canada. Its winds and deadly storms have claimed 200 lives during its week-long reign.
In terms of its size and magnitude, Hurricane Sandy, with winds spanning some 1,100 miles, was the largest Atlantic hurricane ever recorded. Estimates of losses in the neighborhood of $50 billion dollars, if confirmed, would make it the second most costly Atlantic hurricane, Hurricane Katrina remains the most costly Atlantic hurricane in US History.