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Changed forever

October 31, 2012 - Pam Rodgers
It is hard to believe all of the damage that Superstorm Sandy has caused. It’s surreal to look at the photos of so much destruction and flooding while I sit here in Iowa. I can’t even begin to comprehend what I would have done if anything like that had happened to me.

My small town got a mere taste of it when the windstorm changed our little landscape more than a year ago. The storm knocked out power in Garwin for a week, but I was able to live a relatively normal life. Within a year, the town was almost back to normal with a few reminders of the destruction that blew through town.

But that’s Garwin, Iowa where the population density is non-existant when compared to ... well anywhere the storm hit on the East Coast. I can’t imagine the struggle that will occur in the next few days, weeks and months. I can only hope that people lend a hand to help everyone get back on their feet, even if it just a small donation to the American Red Cross.

My thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the storm. My hope is that when this passes, those affected can find their “new normal” as soon as possible.



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