When “once-in-a-100- year” weather events strike with ever greater frequency, they serve as ominous reminders of the consequences of the unpredictable. They also function as reminders that multifamily housing professionals have the tools, know-how, connections and drive to come to the aid of those impacted by natural disasters, most recently Superstorm Sandy.
Major weather events share a few common characteristics, such as homes left uninhabitable, prolonged loss of power, shortages of fuel and food and supply chain disruptions. Superstorm Sandy left in its wake more than 100 dead and, at the height of the storm, in excess of 8 million without electricity. Countless residences were left temporarily, or in some cases along the Atlantic shoreline, permanently uninhabitable.
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