John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
It is sad to see all of the damage caused by the mega storm or Hurricane Sandy that hit the east coast of the United States. This storm was much wider and spread out than a normal storm front. New Jersey and New York got most of the damage from the storm. Wind from the storm was evident in the Great Lakes where boats were told to take safe haven during the storm. Over 72 people lost their lives in this storm. The damage caused by the storm was immense. Many cars were flooded and no longer usable. Unknown damage was done to the subway system in New York. Loss of electricity was very great in the east coast cities. West Virginia got a massive snow storm as a result of this storm. I hope that this area can be rebuilt soon. Maybe special walls will have to be built to protect them from high water damage in the future. Let's hope that things can be restored to normal as soon as possible Deepest sympany to those who lost friends or relatives in this storm.