As the east coast continues to recover from the beating it took at the hands of Hurricane Sandy, photos like this one that Amar’e Stoudemire shared give us an idea of how devastating the damage has been for some people. The New Jersey shore line was completely wiped out in some places and many families have lost their cars, possessions and in some cases their entire homes. Millions remain without power across the eastern seaboard.
Stoudemire said his Range Rover was submerged by the flood waters of Hurricane Sandy as it inflicted millions of dollars in damage all along the east coast. As a side note, he also needs knee surgery and will miss 6-8 weeks, so losing his car adds to what has been a rough week for him and the city of New York. The Knicks season opener against the Nets was also cancelled as a result of the storm.
Fortunately, Stoudemire has plenty of money and can easily replace his car (and insurance will likely cover the loss). Unfortunately, there are families out there who are not in the same financial situation as an NBA superstar and are sure to endure serious hardships as a result of the storm. Our thoughts are with all those who were affected. We hope to see everyone bounce back sooner rather than later.