As you all probably know, Hurricane Sandy decided to direct her course into New Jersey. The eye made landfall about 15 miles from my house where there was 3 to 5 feet of flooding. Trees were knocked down and power is out. My family and my house are okay, but there is a lot of damage. On Long Beach Island, there was a mandatory evacuation. The National Guard and The Coast Guard were out rescuing people all Monday and Tuesday. When I called my dad he told me that there were people who did not make it out in time.
Before coming to the Academy, I knew I wanted to help people; I wanted to make a difference in someone’s life. This desire has amplified now that a disaster as big as this one has hit my hometown. I feel helpless right now; I wish I were at home so that I could help my family and my neighbors. This is why I joined the Coast Guard, so that could I help people to ensure that they are safe. One day, I hope that I can make a difference in someone’s life.
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