The Second Year Can Be Worse Than the First
It takes resilience to survive a disaster and power through to the one-year anniversary. Millions in
marked that milestone Tuesday. But disaster veterans like those in my hometown
on the New Jersey
know that residents still struggling should brace for the second year, when the
adrenaline rush is over and reality sets in. Mississippi
Eight years have passed since Hurricane Katrina shredded Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, at 10,000 a town similar in size and character to many of those destroyed on the
. But it has come back strong, and some who shepherded
the town through its remarkable recovery were eager to share what they have
learned with Superstorm Sandy survivors.
Patience is the watchword from Eddie Favre, mayor for 16 years when the storm hit. “It’s not going to happen overnight - unfortunately. To think that it is and maybe even that to think that it should is not reasonable,” says Favre.
For the full blog, go to: http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2013/10/30/advice-and-a-warning-for-superstorm-sandy-survivors-second-year