How EveryBlock Neighbors Connected Around Hurricane Sandy

Nov062012

Of nineteen EveryBlock cities, New York City and Philadelphia were the most impacted by Hurricane Sandy. While many people were left without electricity and internet access, several used EveryBlock to connect with their neighbors during and after the storm to share vital information. Here’s some of what we saw unfold:

Lastly, and most importantly, in the storm’s aftermath neighbors quickly began posting about how to help those most in need. Discussions ranging from volunteer opportunities to donation drop-offs offered ways to connect and assist others.

It was inspiring to see so many EveryBlockers connect during a difficult time. As the recovery from Hurricane Sandy continues, we’re proud to provide a tool that encourages neighbors to keep each other informed through posting alerts and breaking neighborhood news, asking important questions, and sharing ways to give back to those in need.

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