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Staten Island New York Jets Fans Will Feel Effects of Hurricane Sandy for Months.

November 4th, 2012 at 1:00 PM
By Rebecca Pierce

The New York Jets have a bye week this week, and therefore can take some time to heal with the rest of the city in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Since cross-town rivals the New York Giants are playing at MetLife Stadium this weekend, it is unlikely that any games for the Jets will be canceled. Though the practice schedule was affected, the effects of Hurricane Sandy have left people with much more to worry about than football.

While the Jets call MetLife Stadium in New Jersey home, fans are spread out throughout the city. Fans in Staten Island may be the worst off in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy though. Staten Island locals have told CBS News that they feel, "forgotten" because there isn't much help yet. About half of the deaths that occurred in the city due to the storm were on Staten Island. This video from CBS shows a glimpse of the destruction that Sandy left, leaving some people with nothing but piles of rubble. As it says in the clip, recovery on Staten Island is going to take a long time, as it was one of the hardest hit areas in the storm. While today's NYC Marathon was canceled in the last minute, people were outraged that it took that long to cancel it when there were so many people suffering.

People all over the city are still left with no where to go, no power and scarce food. You can help out your fellow Jets fans on Staten Island, and let them know that they aren't forgotten by texting REDCROSS to 90999.

Tags: Football, Hurricane Sandy, New York, New York Jets, NFL, Staten Island

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One Response to “Staten Island New York Jets Fans Will Feel Effects of Hurricane Sandy for Months.”

  1.  Rob Naeder says:

    Im from Staten island and a huge Jets fan! Just wanna say Thank God the Jets arent playing today because it would be extremly hard for me to get to the game or watch it! Please donate money to help those who were effected by the Hurricane!

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