Hurricane Sandy Triggered Continuing Fundamental Failure

Fundamental Failure
Having your physical, mental, and emotional needs
in a particular situation neglected or denied,
setting you up to fail despite your own efforts

In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy blew through several countries from the Caribbean up the eastern coast of the United States, killing more than 250 and leaving millions without power, homes, schools, or businesses. The storm set people up to fail at living normal lives despite their own efforts.

Years after Hurricane Sandy hit, many people were still experiencing fundamental failure because their insurance companies failed to give them money to rebuild and federal aid has been slow.

The fundamental failure caused by Sandy has been so overwhelming that many people are in counseling to help them cope. Despite their own efforts, their fundamental failure continues.

“Counseling available for Hurricane Sandy victims still reeling from storm”
Susan K. Livio
NJ Advance Media for
November 21, 2013

“Hurricane Sandy Anniversary 2014: Billions Of Dollars In Federal Aid still Unpaid”
Angelo Young
International Business Times
October 29, 2014

“Hurricane Sandy Fast Facts”
CNN Library
October 3, 2015

“Many Hurricane Sandy insurance claimes closed without payment, data shows”
Ed Beeson
The Star Ledger
May 19, 2013

“Sandy Victims Who Entered FEMA Flood Insurance Review Process Months Ago Are Still Waiting For Claims To Be Processed”
November 2, 2015


Paula M. Kramer
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