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Gail Travers
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Oct 28, 2020
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To the Editor:
We require to accept that COVID-19 will make all the things a lot more hard. Schools, get the job done, groceries … all the things has grow to be a challenge.
We also will need to settle for that climate adjust is a reality. New Jersey has been experiencing more serious weather just about every 12 months, and we know it is only a make a difference of time right before we have but one more catastrophe. In excess of the final handful of many years named storms in the Atlantic have greater in both of those range and severity. Our possess Superstorm Sandy was only eight several years back, and lots of of us in New Jersey have however not still totally recovered.
An additional superstorm all through COVID would be horrible. We shouldn’t hold out to see if this takes place. We will need to prepare now and hope for the greatest. People of the Jersey Shore are gurus on these matters for the reason that we have skilled both.
We have to have to get ready for future storms and everyday flooding. Lots of residences have been elevated, but so numerous have not. We need to persuade our politicians to strengthen our infrastructure. This would be high priced, but it is essential for us to protect the everyday living that we love together the Jersey Shore.
My spouse, her mom and I stayed in a crowded shelter during Sandy. Social distancing was not achievable. We would not want to do that again during COVID-19. If our houses and communities are much more resilient, the will need to evacuate is decreased.
With far more people today indoors during the chilly months, protective measures are far more crucial than ever. Maintain more masks and hand sanitizer in your autos. Do not hold out till there is a run on grocery merchants to stock up.
Most essential is when the govt provides us storm warnings, never wait until the last minute to safeguard your relatives.
We cannot wait around till the next disaster to assume about guarding our people and communities. Are we all organized for a further superstorm? Do we all use best techniques to avert COVID?
Now is the time to tackle these troubles, prior to it is way too late. Sign up for us on line Oct. 29 at 12:30 to commemorate the 8-year anniversary of Sandy. Indication up at njorganizing.us/sandy8year.
Chuck Griffin
Tiny Egg Harbor

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