USA When storm Sandy struck, help was as close as neighbor next door, poll finds (+video)

A survey of 12 New Jersey and New York communities affected by superstorm Sandy found that the most important sources of help before, during, and after the storm were friends, family, and neighbors, as well as first responders.

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A newly released survey of people affected by superstorm Sandy offers a lesson for disaster response anywhere: Crucial help can come from having a well-knit neighborhood before trouble strikes.