It's hard to believe that it was six years ago this week that Superstorm Sandy ravaged the east coast, seems like just yesterday.

I remember my parents having no power for 2 weeks, trying to take care of my elderly grandparents, one who had cancer and was unable to take care of herself at the time. Point being, everyone was going through a rough few weeks, and that was putting it lightly.

From Oct 22, 2012 – Nov 2, 2012 and later, Sandy reminded us the power of nature, and not to mess with it. Homes, businesses, people's livelihoods were destroyed and washed away into the ether.

Getty Images

I remember a couple of news reports saying that the storm wouldn't be as bad as they thought, and that it would downgrade to a tropical storm. At one point it did, but then did the famous 'hook turn' and became more powerful and larger than expected.

It was a shock to everyone how truly immense it was, and the damage Sandy did. To say that New Jersey got walloped is a huge understatement.

A Look Back at Superstorm Sandy

But we were are Jersey Strong, and don't let anyone, or anything, man-made or natural, tell you otherwise.

Just let this photo tell the story. We look to the horizon with hope, faith, strength, and determination in all that we do in South Jersey every day.

Mario Tama/Getty Images

Sign up for the SoJO 104.9 Newsletter

Get the best of SoJO delivered to your inbox every week.