- Oct. 31, 2012 -
As we look to resume some sort of normalcy after Hurricane Sandy, the facts in its aftermath are staggering. The death toll is now near 50 people, spread across seven states. Close to 8 million customers are without power, 2 million of them in New Jersey. As of Tuesday night in Summit, NJ 8,000 homes are without power. While it will take a long time to absorb the full impact of Hurricane Sandy, there are a few things we can do to help others and ourselves.
Here in Summit, NJ a shelter has been set up at the Summit Middle School at 272 Morris Avenue. Additionally, Douglas Infiniti of 430 Morris Avenue and Douglas Volkswagen of 491 Morris Avenue in Summit, NJ have welcomed all to stop by for warmth, hot coffee or to recharge their communication devices. Please be extra vigilant with yourself and your family and stay away from all downed wires. As of today Wednesday October 31st in Summit, NJ, City Hall’s office is open and trash collection will resume.
We encourage all people to visit Twitter (http://www.twitter.com
) to utilize some fantastic tools for dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Go to Twitter and in the search box, type in #njopen and also #njgas. Both hashtags will give you real time information on open gas stations, food sources and businesses.
The Red Cross (http://www.redcross.org/news/article/Potential-Problems-o...
) now has an app that gives directions to the nearest shelter and allows you to use a one-touch “I’m Safe” button that lets family and friends know you’re safe. The New York Blood Center (http://www.nybc.org
) is in need of donations to make sure there aren’t any shortages in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. AmeriCares (http://www.americares.org/)
is prepared to deliver supplies such as first aid-kits and batteries to affected communities along the East Coast. They are seeking aid workers ready to help out. The Feeding America (http://feedingamerica.org)
network of food banks and agencies is ready to deliver food, water and supplies to communities in need. They are ready to set up emergency distribution sites as needed.
We at the Douglas Auto Group will keep everyone in our thoughts and wish you all safety, health along with a quick return to your normal routine.Photo: