Running head: A DISASTER THAT AFFECTED MY COMMUNITYA Disaster that Affected my CommunityNameInstitution1A DISASTER THAT AFFECTED MY COMMUNITY2A Disaster that Affected my CommunityProfessor and classOne of the devastating disasters that hit my community, 60 Merrick Avenue, EastMeadow, NY, Nassau County, Long Island, was Superstorm Sandy. The catastrophe occurred in2012 and left around 95,534 buildings destroyed in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Before thestorm hit my community, we had received warnings from news channels that the storm wasgoing to hit New York. Some heeded to the calls to prepare for the worst. As such, someresidents stocked up food to avoid starvation in case retail stores or roads were destroyed byfloods. Additionally, all classes were canceled. Some parents went further to cancel after-schoolactivities to ensure that the storm did not find their children in open areas. Moreover, most retailstores closed to avoid being surprised by the storm, which would have been devastating.However, members of my community did not think about leaving the neighborhood and seekingsafety in other areas where the storm would not reach. Their behaviors implied ...
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