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Hurricane Sandy

(Choosing the Coast Guard Academy, Class of 2016) Permanent link   All Posts
Ellis Photo As you all probably know, Hurricane Sandy decided to direct her course into New Jersey. The eye made landfall about 15 miles from my house where there was 3 to 5 feet of flooding. Trees were knocked down and power is out. My family and my house are okay, but there is a lot of damage. On Long Beach Island, there was a mandatory evacuation. The National Guard and The Coast Guard were out rescuing people all Monday and Tuesday. When I called my dad he told me that there were people who did not make it out in time.


Before coming to the Academy, I knew I wanted to help people; I wanted to make a difference in someone’s life. This desire has amplified now that a disaster as big as this one has hit my hometown. I feel helpless right now; I wish I were at home so that I could help my family and my neighbors. This is why I joined the Coast Guard, so that could I help people to ensure that they are safe. One day, I hope that I can make a difference in someone’s life.


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