Many fanciers within the dog community are dealing with the devastating effects of Superstorm Sandy that pummeled the Mid-Atlantic and New England states with 80-mph winds on Monday.
As recovery efforts continue today, residents living in the hardest hit communities are still without power and many have lost their homes altogether. More than 750,000 New Yorkers alone were without electricity on Tuesday as temperatures dipped into the 40s in the wake of the storm.
Throughout New York, New Jersey and New England, volunteers are coming together to provide assistance to those in need. The American Red Cross is collecting donations and looking for volunteers to staff its shelters.
On Wednesday, President Obama visited the devastation in Brigantine, N.J., and pledged the government’s support throughout the cleanup efforts.
More than 80 people lost their lives as a result of the storm, and thousands more lost their vehicles and homes due to flooding and fire. Twenty-three states were impacted by the super storm as the wind and rain moved inland as far west as Lake Superior. At its height, tens of millions of residents were without power from Maine down to the Carolinas.
The impact of Superstorm Sandy has devastated many within the dog show family. All of us at Best In Show Daily extend our deepest concern for the well-being of those affected and the losses they have suffered. We encourage anyone who needs help, or is able to offer assistance, to utilize our Forums and Facebook page to connect with others in our community.