Storm Sandy has created havoc with east coast victims and temporarily throwing off political campaigns for both Presidential Candidates.
40 plus people are reported dead due to super storm Sandy, as the east coast faced mass transportation issues and power outage. President Obama spoke at the Red Cross Center stating that:
“This storm is not yet over, we got briefings from the hurricane center it is still moving north. There are still communities that could be effected, so I want to emphasize there is risks of flooding, there is still risks of down power lines, risks of high winds.”
While President Obama will visit New Jersey tomorrow to assess damages New Jersey suffered. Mitt Romney held relief efforts in Ohio, as supporters were encouraged to donate for the cause. In Kettering, Ohio Romney suspended his campaign and attended a relief effort on the behalf of the victims of super storm Sandy. Mitt Romney spoke to those in Ohio:
“Thank you for being here this morning and helping out, appreciate that very much. We have heavy hearts as you know with all the suffering going on in a major part of our country” Romney went on to thank those that donated food and goods for storm victims. “One of the things that I’ve learned in life is that you make the difference you can and you can’t always solve all the problems yourself but you can make a difference in one or two people.”
Both candidates put aside politics and focused on helping the victims of super storm Sandy. Storm Sandy cost an estimated 20 billion dollars in damages and 10 to 30 billion dollars in lost business according to IHS Global Insight. As President Obama warned, that Sandy is expected to continue to head north. Upstate New York and those in Jefferson County area continue to keep alert on weather conditions. Both President Obama and Mitt Romney's political campaigns ought to resume in full stride by the end of the week.