Statement from American Rivers President Bob Irvin on the impacts of Hurricane Sandy

October 30th, 2012

<p><a href="">Amy Kober</a>, 503-708-1145</p>

“This was a storm of unprecedented proportion. The images and stories from the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast are devastating. Our hearts go out to the families and communities who have lost loved ones and have seen their homes damaged or destroyed by the storm surge and floodwaters.”

“With forecasters warning of more coastal and inland flooding, we urge people to take the necessary precautions to keep their families safe.”

“Our focus now must be on ensuring public safety and helping communities recover. We can all do our part to help the victims. Consider making a donation to the Red Cross, or other reputable charitable organization helping with the relief effort.”

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About American Rivers

American Rivers protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers, and conserves clean water for people and nature. Since 1973, American Rivers has protected and restored more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and the annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers® campaign. Headquartered in Washington, DC, American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 200,000 members, supporters, and volunteers.

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