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Title: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: cigar joe on October 29, 2012, 03:39:30 AM
Good luck to us all on the East Coast  O0 O0 O0 hopefully we'll stay connected  :-\


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: Groggy on October 29, 2012, 06:29:12 AM
Thanks CJ. O0 We're likely to get a lot of snow so who knows what could happen? Everyone on the Coast be safe.


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: stanton on October 29, 2012, 06:42:22 AM
Who's directing it?


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: drinkanddestroy on October 29, 2012, 11:45:48 AM
YEEEEEEEEEEEEHHHHHHHHAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!  :)


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: drinkanddestroy on October 29, 2012, 12:35:35 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpfcfdndMwo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Sjxx0Np77U


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: Groggy on October 29, 2012, 04:50:16 PM
One high-profile casualty:

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/29/14775512-14-rescued-1-unresponsive-and-1-missing-after-hms-bounty-sinks-off-nc-coast?lite (http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/29/14775512-14-rescued-1-unresponsive-and-1-missing-after-hms-bounty-sinks-off-nc-coast?lite)


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: drinkanddestroy on October 29, 2012, 11:33:47 PM
The highway shown in the first 10 seconds of this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq-bJff7h30 (the Belt Parkway) now looks like a river. I visited it at 8:30 PM on Monday night,  a few minutes after high tide. I was standing behind a fence that is just behind the the trees shown on the right side of the first 8 seconds of this video; and the water was rushing across the highway and up to the trees (maybe 15 feet from the fence). Was quite a sight.

I hear Lower Manhattan is flooded, and much of it is blacked out.

I hope everyone is keeping safe and dry.


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: dave jenkins on October 30, 2012, 09:41:32 AM
There are certain advantages to living on a hill.


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: Groggy on October 30, 2012, 10:53:01 AM
We lucked out so far. Our area got lots of rain yesterday and about three inches of snow last night but it seems to have tapered off. Unfortunately, I have many friends and relatives in New Jersey and eastern PA who may not be so well-off.


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: drinkanddestroy on October 30, 2012, 01:11:44 PM
Yeah, where I am in Brooklyn we've been relatively unscathed. Just a lot of rain and wind yesterday, some streets were blocked by downed trees, but that's basically all. (A few times, the electricity flickered for just a second, but that's all). No flooding, no power outtages. I know that many people, especially in the low-lying coastal areas, have not been so lucky. Restoration of power in New York City may take anywhere from 4 days in Manhattan to a week in the other boroughs.


Public transportation in New York is shot. They hope to restore some limited bus service at 5 PM today, but who knows how long it will take for the trains to get back; many stations were swamped.

The worst of the storm is over. Today was pretty calm. We expect a few more showers, and there may be more flooding tonight at high tide (about 8:15 PM), but the storm is pretty much gone.

But the recovery will still take a while for those who are flooded and/or without power. I hope everyone is okay, and the recovery is quick and smooth  :)


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: cigar joe on October 30, 2012, 03:18:46 PM
back on the grid - about 24 hrs without power - mostly wind  damage up here  O0


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: dave jenkins on October 30, 2012, 03:28:17 PM
Just a lot of rain and wind yesterday, some streets were blocked by downed trees, but that's basically all. (A few times, the electricity flickered for just a second, but that's all).
That's the story here, too, although some of my colleagues' houses are without power.


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: drinkanddestroy on October 30, 2012, 04:08:59 PM
That's the story here, too, although some of my colleagues' houses are without power.


my sis lives in Central Jersey (about an hour from Atlantic City, where the hurricane made landfall last night). She is without power, as is 80% of her town.


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: cigar joe on October 30, 2012, 04:26:05 PM
D&D image someplace Brooklyn (http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz337/cigarjoe/Sandyhurricane.jpg)


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: drinkanddestroy on October 30, 2012, 05:31:44 PM
Thanks for posting, cj  O0

I emailed cj that pic to post, since I don't know how to post pics here


I took that photo on Sunday night at about 7 PM, before the storm really hit. At that point, there was no rain, just some wind. Went to the promenade at Gravesend Bay, where some waves were already crashing over the gate.

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I went back near the bay again last night, but by this time, the water was waaaay over the fence. The promenade was completely flooded, as was the grassy area next to it, the 6-lane Belt Parkway, and much of the grass on the side of that as well. Here is a satellitle image of the area  https://maps.google.com/maps?q=gravesend+bay&hl=en&ll=40.601584,-74.010896&spn=0.001963,0.003707&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&hnear=Gravesend+Bay&t=h&z=18


You'll see all those trees next to the highway. Well I stood behind a fence that was right behind those trees;  the waves were rolling up to the trees, only about 15 feet away from us


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: Groggy on October 30, 2012, 07:32:42 PM
D&D image someplace Brooklyn (http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz337/cigarjoe/Sandyhurricane.jpg)

 :o


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: drinkanddestroy on October 31, 2012, 12:46:04 AM
:o

That's what you see in the videos I took as well (I posted 'em previously, here is one where you see waves like that http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Sjxx0Np77U )
The vid is from Sunday night, before the storm really hit. By the time I came to the same area 24 hours later,  you couldn't even see the gate anymore, nor could I stand within 500 feet of this area, because the whole promenade in front of the bay (and far beyond) had simply become part of the bay.

So by Tuesday afternoon we're  thinking the worst of the storm is gone, when suddenly my uncle calls at about 9:00 PM -- he lives only 2 miles away from us in Brooklyn -- to tell us that the power had just gone out in his neighborhood, for the first time! So we're wondering if that may hit us too, but luckily we haven't had any problems. (And my uncle's power has since been restored  :))

Groggy, they say on the news that the storm was passing Western, PA Tuesday. Did it hit anywhere near you? You guys alright?


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You have to watch this INSANE video  http://www.myfoxny.com/story/19959065/fox-5-crew-reports-from-flooded-queens-motel
made by a local Fox 5 New York reporter who was stuck in the second floor of a motel in Howard Beach, Queens on Monday night, as the surging waters rose dangerously close.


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: drinkanddestroy on October 31, 2012, 01:06:42 AM
Just read that Hurricane Sandy has killed 126 people worldwide, including 48 in USA and 18 in New York City  :'(  :'(  :'(

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And there are so many people that have lost their homes, or whose homes have been severely damaged, or who are living without power.

Our thoughts and prayers are with them all


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: Groggy on October 31, 2012, 04:32:44 AM
Really great footage Drink, though I have to wonder whether you have a death wish! :D Glad you guys got off fairly lightly.

We received a decent amount of snow last night but nothing too bad. Eastern/Central PA got it much worse than us.


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: drinkanddestroy on October 31, 2012, 05:21:24 AM
Really great footage Drink, though I have to wonder whether you have a death wish! :D Glad you guys got off fairly lightly.



I absolutely do.

going out in middle of hurricane winds, amid streets that were littered with toppled trees, was just like taking a stroll through a firing range. At any moment, beyond your control,  you may or may not die.

It was fun. I wish I'd been able to capture the Monday evening trip on camera (it was way too dark for a simple camera to capture; I'd have needed one of those thousand-dollar professional cameras for that). But it's not to hard to imagine what it looked like: just close your eyes and imagine an ocean with waves: that's exactly what the (area that used to be) the highway looked like.

My friend passed by the next morning and said all the water was gone from that highway, there was just a bunch of debris strewn about. Once the wind stops or the tide goes down or whatever, the water can recede as fast it arrived (as the reporter says in that Fox 5 News video I linked to previously, which I hope y'all watched).

Most of my sister's town in Central Jersey is still without power


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: drinkanddestroy on October 31, 2012, 11:47:20 PM
here is a 3-minute time lapse video showing Hurricane Sandy in New York City from 1:00 PM Sunday - 2:30 PM Tuesday  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUz-5Z9oroc

The video was taken in Brooklyn. You can see the Williamsburg Bridge, spanning the East River between Brooklyn and Manhattan; the landmass on the right of the video is Lower Manhattan, which, as you see, completely lost power on Monday night


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: drinkanddestroy on November 01, 2012, 12:08:01 AM
Though Hurricane Sandy has gone, its effects will be felt for a very long time.

Most sadly, many people around the world lost their lives. (As of now, I've seen the numbers say something like 144 deaths around the world).  Some of the stories are too heartbreaking to even repeat.

Untold numbers of families are without homes; or homes that are flooded, homes that have incurred untold amounts of damage. Many people are still living without power.

Let those of us who were fortunate enough to make it through easily, help our brothers and sisters who were less fortunate. So much help is needed! Let us each do as much as we possibly can. From volunteering and physically assisting those in need, to providing funds for those who are doing so.

Here is a link where you can donate to the American Red Cross's disaster relief efforts https://www.redcross.org/donate/index.jsp?donateStep=2&itemId=prod10002 Of course, the Red Cross is merely the most famous of the many organizations that are aiding the victims; you can donate wherever you prefer.

WHATEVER YOU DO, PLEASE DO IT AS MUCH AS YOU CAN AND AS BEST AS YOU CAN!

Here's praying we recover quickly, and never have to experience such horrors again.


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: Groggy on November 01, 2012, 10:58:31 AM
I'm glad our east coast Leonistas made it through okay. All my family and friends near the storm appear safe if somewhat discombobulated. Thanks for the Red Cross link, drink. O0


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: cigar joe on November 02, 2012, 04:16:56 AM
 O0


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: Leonardo on November 02, 2012, 09:30:59 AM
I just hope that no East Coast SL board member got hurt or lost the home or anything.
In any case, hang in there: on behalf of all italian board members I wish all people affected by Sandy the best of luck! We've all been thinking about you guys!


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: dave jenkins on November 02, 2012, 11:16:32 AM
Thank you for your kind words of encouragement. Sounds like most of us escaped unscathed.


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: titoli on November 02, 2012, 04:22:03 PM

 on behalf of all italian board members

meaning me and you?

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We've all been thinking about you guys!

Except some. >:(


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: cigar joe on November 03, 2012, 06:38:58 AM
I have a wedding to go to beyond Riverhead today should be an interesting trip (http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz337/cigarjoe/S-R.jpg)


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: Leonardo on November 03, 2012, 06:48:24 AM
Let us know what you have seen on the way and don't forget to have a drink (or two or three...) on your italian friends (apparently meaning  just titoli and yours truly...)  :)


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: cigar joe on November 03, 2012, 07:36:40 AM
 O0


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: dave jenkins on November 03, 2012, 05:30:17 PM
Man, are you gonna have enough gas for the return trip? You might have a hard time finding fuel on the way back.


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: Leonardo on November 04, 2012, 04:26:58 AM
How's your hangover CJ??? ;D


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: drinkanddestroy on November 04, 2012, 09:58:06 AM
There are insane gas shortages; whenever a station gets a shipment, there are HUGE lines of people waiting to fill up.

I'd really wanted to volunteer to go to heavily-stricken areas to help  individuals recover; or to help organizations dedicated to relief. Unfortunately, several factors have not allowed me to do so yet, though I may try to do so later. But in the meantime, I did what I think may be the next best thing: I took care of the traffic lines at the gas station near my house  :) during the two times since the storm that they received shipments of gas late at night (sold out each time in 6 1/2 hours).


The police dep't is stretched too thin now to have any cops maintaining traffic control on the line. So I just borrowed a reflective vest from a friend of mine who is an EMT, and I went out into the street to maintain order on the line ;)

I have to say, it was fun. Helping people can often be fun.

Talking to people on the line, many were crying to me about their situations; it was heartbreaking listening to some of the people's stories. of people who had lost everything, homes destroyed, severely damaged, etc. It was all I could do to keep from crying along with them.

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I often think about the question, are most people good or evil? I don't know the answer.
It's times like these that show you what a person is made of. 95% of the people were great, kept order, and just wonderful. There were only  few jerks who were selfish, tried cutting in line, etc. (Needless to say, NOBODY succeeded  ;)) But most people were great.
One car was full, with (3 hot chicks  ;) and) a bunch of clothing they were donating to a church that was collecting them for hurricane victims.
Many people are without electricity, have flooded homes, or destroyed homes. So one website asked people to sign up if they can host a family until they can return to their homes. They soon announced that more people signed up to host families than there were families that needed hosting.
 Deep in their hearts, when nobody else is watching;  when nobody is going to give them credit or blame. When it's just the person and his/her conscience: are most people genuinely good or evil?
I still don't know the answer. But in times like these, when I see how people care for each other, are kind and decent even under great stress, it gives me great hope that humanity is good and decent.
And if so, we can survive any disaster thrown our way.


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I am sharing this story because I just want to encourage anyone who can to do whatever they are able to to help. If you are able to donate money, please do so (I provided the Red Cross link in a previous post). If you live near the area and can help anyone in any way, or any organization, please do so. So many people need help, literally putting the pieces of their lives back together. Let's be thankful for our good fortune, and help those less fortunate.


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: dave jenkins on November 04, 2012, 10:22:06 AM
The police dep't is stretched too thin now to have any cops maintaining traffic control on the line. So I just borrowed a reflective vest from a friend of mine who is an EMT, and I went out into the street to maintain order on the line ;)
Good on ya!  O0


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: Leonardo on November 04, 2012, 01:01:58 PM
Nice one DD!  O0 O0


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: Groggy on November 04, 2012, 01:57:59 PM
Was that you on the news the other day? O0


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: drinkanddestroy on November 04, 2012, 03:41:04 PM
Was that you on the news the other day? O0

in handcuffs?


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: cigar joe on November 04, 2012, 04:45:45 PM
Ok - back home again - no gas = no traffic we took an extra 5 gallons but got to our destination with a bit over a half tank left  so we had enough to get all the way back the worst area affected was Nassau County no power and no gas - Suffolk County (Eastern tip of Long Island) was much better off lines for gas but they had gas same with Queens - The storm surge on Eastern tip of Long Island was only 7 feet compared to the 14 feet that hit the West end of Long Island Sound - took a different route through jersey on way back jersey also had gas  lines 


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: drinkanddestroy on November 06, 2012, 03:42:07 AM
I am hoping to go volunteer today in the recovery effort in one of the hard-hit coastal areas.

People's basements still need to be pumped from water -- the basements must be torn out and completely re-done, at a minimum. Many houses will have to be torn down completely, as hey are unsalvageable and have been condemned. The people are living no with no electricity. There is a private safety patrol group that is organizing a massive recovery effort; they set up a command center, with generators so people can plug in their electronic devices -- that's the only place to plug anything into the entire area.

There are people living without heat, it has been incredibly cold during the past few nights

It looks like a war zone.

 Based on the pics/vids I have seen, it doesn't look like it'll be pretty.. It's terribly sad. I'm going to see what i can do


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: cigar joe on November 06, 2012, 03:47:42 AM
 O0


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: drinkanddestroy on November 07, 2012, 02:39:40 AM
spent a few hours volunteering in one of hard hit coastal areas today... it's unfrigginbelievable what's going on there.

Everyone's basement was flooded; you can see how high the water went cuz there's a black line on the wall; at a minimum, everyone had 4-5 feet of water; in at least a couple of instances, I saw lines that went well above 6-7 feet. The entire basements are destroyed. And it ain't just plain water, the sewer lines all bursts, it's awful. Everything in everyone's basement has to be thrown out. In front of every house is an enormous pile of what is now trash -- what used to be the family's belongings. Sanitation trucks are making rounds constantly to pick this stuff up. I was insanely busy all day; I didn't have time to take many pictures, I really wasn't there for a photo op.



Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: cigar joe on November 14, 2012, 05:02:42 PM
(http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz337/cigarjoe/SDC11676.jpg) (http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz337/cigarjoe/SDC11678.jpg)


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: drinkanddestroy on November 15, 2012, 10:23:11 PM
(http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz337/cigarjoe/SDC11676.jpg) (http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz337/cigarjoe/SDC11678.jpg)

these are some of the pics I took from my volunteering in Sea Gate; thanks to cj for posting them (I sent them to him to post since I have no clue how to post stuff here).

The top photo is of what used to be the Sea gate Beach Club; it is now GONE.

the bottom photo is of people from that town (as well as surrounding towns like Coney Island and Brighton Beach) lining up at a distribution center to get clothing, food, toiletries, cleaning supplies, and other essential items that were donated and brought here by people, organizations, and companies from across the country.

eg. one truck laden with supplies came from some town in Pennsylvania; a busful of older women came from Florida to help the Red Cross distribute stuff. Duracell and Energizer each sent a truck with lots of batteries (as there is no electricity there, batteries and flashlights are at a premium). Some boxes with blankets showed up with messages like "With Love from the Midwest," and "Chicago is Thinking of You." Local individuals have been streaming in from neighboring communities with supplies. And the list goes on.

There is a very long way to go, but it's great to know that there are so many caring people around, who are sharing in the burden of others. It will be a long time before we are even remotely close to seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, but seeing how many people are so dedicated to helping others, I know that God-willing, that light will come



Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: Groggy on November 19, 2012, 11:05:49 AM
Your efforts are quite commendable drink. O0 I've done a small part by donating some food and supplies but I'm impressed seeing someone doing some real work on the ground. Hope the snowstorms aren't impacting your work too much.


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: drinkanddestroy on November 19, 2012, 04:43:01 PM
Your efforts are quite commendable drink. O0 I've done a small part by donating some food and supplies but I'm impressed seeing someone doing some real work on the ground. Hope the snowstorms aren't impacting your work too much.

Thanks for the kind words  :)

We aren't getting any snow around here.

One day -- I believe it was Wednesday, November 7 -- there were some flurries, but otherwise we haven't had any snow yet.

I was actually thinking of you when those people from some Pennsylvania town showed up with a  truckful of supplies  ;) I forgot the name of the town, but i believe they said it was near Philadelphia; that's not near you, right?

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p.s. I have lots more pictures, but I really don't know how to post them here, I'm not very technologically knowledgeable. cj has posted some but he couldn't post all cuz the files are large. If anyone here wants to take the time to post some, you can PM me your email address and I will send them to you to post. Thanks


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: Groggy on November 19, 2012, 08:22:46 PM
No, I'm out by Pittsburgh. I have a lot of family in the Philly area but as far as I know they're all okay.

As for pictures, I don't believe you're able to upload them straight on the site. Do you have Imageshack or Photobucket? Those are easy enough to use.


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: drinkanddestroy on November 19, 2012, 09:39:00 PM
No, I'm out by Pittsburgh. I have a lot of family in the Philly area but as far as I know they're all okay.

As for pictures, I don't believe you're able to upload them straight on the site. Do you have Imageshack or Photobucket? Those are easy enough to use.

yeah I know you can't post them directly; if you could then I'd have no problem; you have to create an account I believe on one of the sites you mentioned, I don't really care enough to create an account there (I have an aversion to creating a million accounts, having a million usernames and passwords, etc.) If anyone wants to see the shit you can PM me your address and I'll send them to you


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: drinkanddestroy on November 19, 2012, 09:41:45 PM
and one important thing I forgot to mention when I was listing som eof the people/organizations/companies that have donated: one day, a truck rolled up, from THE SOUP NAZI! yes, the one from Seinfeld. No, the real Soup Nazi wasn't in there, but it was a truck from his company (Al's Soup Kitchen) giving out free soup to the residents and volunteers! I think they were more interested in snapping photos of the truck with the big NO SOUP FOR YOU! sign than they were in getting a cup of soup!
(Again, I have pics of that but no way to post it here ;-)


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: drinkanddestroy on December 19, 2012, 03:39:17 PM
I stopped volunteering a few weeks ago, so I just want to add one little wrap-up note:

By the time I left, almost all families had power restored, so the distribution center, which had been giving out emergency supplies in the aftermath of the storm, was about to close.

In the homes themselves: everything had been thrown out of all the basements, and the walls of the basements had been torn out. At that point, every family had to bring in a mold specialist to check the walls, and then begin construction, rebuilding their basement; that's work that requires mold specialists and construction guys, so there was no way I could help with that.

It was sad seeing how badly so many people were affected, and will be for a very long time to come. Thankfully, there are lots of organizations trying to help these people out. I hope they can put their lives and homes back together soon.



Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: drinkanddestroy on December 19, 2012, 03:57:57 PM
okay, so I am going to (finally) create an Image Shack account and post some photos here; they will be up shortly.

The photos were taken in 2 Brooklyn neighborhoods:  Manhattan Beach (photos taken 3 weeks after the storm); and Sea Gate (photos taken on various days between 1-4 weeks after the storm)


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: drinkanddestroy on December 20, 2012, 12:51:33 AM


ALL PHOTOS IN THIS POST WERE TAKEN IN MANHATTAN BEACH, 3 WEEKS AFTER THE STORM



(http://imageshack.us/a/img255/3121/sdc11744l.jpg)
This candy shop in Manhattan Beach was still without power and hadn't yet opened

(http://imageshack.us/a/img202/2292/sdc11743ua.jpg)
typical scene in streets of Manhattan Beach: dumpsters line the streets, collecting garbage that used to be people's possessions



(http://imageshack.us/a/img38/6685/sdc11740i.jpg)
Cars that stayed in the area during the storm were all destroyed; they were floating in the streets at every possible angle for a while after the storm. 3 weeks after the storm, cars were still strewn about, as the cleanup continued


(http://imageshack.us/a/img27/3883/sdc11737o.jpg)


Just a few weeks ago, this stuff was people's belongings. Now it's out in the street waiting to be picked up by sanitation trucks


(http://imageshack.us/a/img7/4382/sdc11736w.jpg)
this truck (what's it called) picks up garbage bags lining the streets......


(http://imageshack.us/a/img11/378/sdc11733d.jpg)
...brings it to a waiting dump truck....

(http://imageshack.us/a/img841/2020/sdc11734xc.jpg)
... and dumps it in, before going to pick up the next pile.

The sanitation dep't has been working day and night to try to keep up with all the piles of trash

(http://imageshack.us/a/img585/6669/sdc11730t.jpg)

this is how the basements look: everything thrown out and completely gutted, and being completely rebuilt, at the cost of many tens of thousands of dollars per family, at a minimum



Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: drinkanddestroy on December 20, 2012, 01:06:16 AM

ALL THE PHOTOS THAT FOLLOW WERE TAKEN IN SEA GATE, ON VARIOUS DAYS BETWEEN 1-4 WEEKS AFTER THE STORM



(http://imageshack.us/a/img5/5696/sdc11729z.jpg)
What used to be piano in the beachfront home of a doctor in Sea Gate now lies in a trash pile outside his home ....


(http://imageshack.us/a/img32/7984/sdc11719i.jpg)
... which will cost $750,000 to rebuild, IF the doctor is successful in petitioning the city NOT to condemn and tear down the building, but to allow him to rebuild. If the city condemns the building (last I heard it was temporarily condemned), it will cost even more to rebuild

(http://imageshack.us/a/img22/6021/sdc11726v.jpg)
This home -- right next to the doctor's home on the beach -- has been condemned and will have to be rebuilt; in the aftermath of the hurricane, this has been the most-photographed home in Sea Gate





Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: drinkanddestroy on December 20, 2012, 01:19:48 AM
(http://imageshack.us/a/img607/1677/sdc11725r.jpg)

one more look at that house on the beach that was torn in half

(http://imageshack.us/a/img705/8849/sdc11711j.jpg)

a volunteer helps tear out the walls of the basement of a home in Sea Gate; every basement in the area looks like this... The owner of this particular basement is a nice gentleman who worked as a religious scribe; his workshop was in his basement. Now, his business is completely gone.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img534/8655/sdc11715i.jpg)

Passed by this house and saw a staircase standing in the middle of nowhere

(http://imageshack.us/a/img39/7357/sdc11693.jpg)
each resident hopes that his/her home gets the green-colored sign from the NYC Dep't of Buildings stating that house is approve for occupancy, rather than a red or yellow sign, as detailed here http://www.nysenate.gov/press-release/some-helpful-information-department-buildings-getting-back-your-home-after-hurrican-sa



Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: drinkanddestroy on December 20, 2012, 01:39:43 AM
(http://imageshack.us/a/img716/3266/sdc11684.jpg)

this house was being constructed when the Sandy came to town, all that work and money is down the drain

(http://imageshack.us/a/img19/2937/sdc11681a.jpg)
after the storm, emergency items were distributed i for people whose homes were affected and had no power. Clothing, hot food, canned food, soaps, shampoos, cleaning supplies, toilet paper, all sorts of non-perishable foods and drink, flashlights and batteries, bottled water, filtration masks, work gloves, winter gloves, toys for kids, blankets etc. etc. etc.  The items were donated by kindhearted individuals, charities, and companies

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at the tables serving hot food

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garbage trucks clearing away contents of peoples' homes

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it is a surreal scene to stand behind the homes on Gravesend Bay, looking out at the beautiful view of the Verazzano Bridge, knowing how much destruction occurred just a few days prior

(http://imageshack.us/a/img59/5045/sdc11665p.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img96/3725/sdc11666c.jpg)


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Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: cigar joe on December 20, 2012, 03:58:59 AM
nice pics


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: Groggy on December 20, 2012, 04:23:42 AM
Really nice Drink.


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: drinkanddestroy on December 20, 2012, 12:22:10 PM
cj seems happy that I finally figured out how to post photos here; now he doesn't have to post all my shit for me  ;)


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: drinkanddestroy on October 31, 2013, 05:17:45 PM
Tuesday was first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy

I went back to Sea Gate, where I volunteered after the hurricane; the community looks beautifully recovered, Thank God. Great to see.

But sadly, there are other communities and neighborhoods where families/homes are still not recovered/rebuilt


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: drinkanddestroy on September 10, 2017, 11:00:58 AM
unfortunately, since the photo-hosting sites are gone, the photos I posted here are gone ....

I looked at this thread just now because hurricanes are in the news again. Hurricane Irma, which may be the worst hurricane ever, has begun slamming Florida. (Maybe I should have posted this in the Key Largo thread  ;) )


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: dave jenkins on September 10, 2017, 07:00:49 PM
Wow, you've given me an idea. While people still had power there, they could have been watching Key Largo in the keys until the final moment! You want Surroundsound? Boy, howdy!


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: drinkanddestroy on September 10, 2017, 08:38:04 PM
Wow, you've given me an idea. While people still had power there, they could have been watching Key Largo in the keys until the final moment! You want Surroundsound? Boy, howdy!

No kidding: if you read the AP article on the hurricane, a resident from Key Largo they interviewed was named John Huston. I  AM NOT KIDDING. Google it. Today's AP articles on the hurricane


Title: Re: Hurricane Sandy 2012
Post by: drinkanddestroy on September 10, 2017, 09:31:02 PM
No kidding: if you read the AP article on the hurricane, a resident from Key Largo they interviewed was named John Huston. I  AM NOT KIDDING. Google it. Today's AP articles on the hurricane

Here it is: today's AP story on the hurricane has a quote from a Key Largo resident named John Huston  ;D http://hamodia.com/2017/09/10/hurricane-irma-gives-florida-coast-coast-pummeling/