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« Reply #45 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.

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« Reply #46 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

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« Reply #47 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 ;-)

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« Reply #48 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.


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« Reply #49 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)

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« Reply #50 on: December 20, 2012, 12:51:33 AM »



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




This candy shop in Manhattan Beach was still without power and hadn't yet opened


typical scene in streets of Manhattan Beach: dumpsters line the streets, collecting garbage that used to be people's possessions




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





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



this truck (what's it called) picks up garbage bags lining the streets......



...brings it to a waiting dump truck....


... 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



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


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« Reply #51 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




What used to be piano in the beachfront home of a doctor in Sea Gate now lies in a trash pile outside his home ....



... 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


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




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« Reply #52 on: December 20, 2012, 01:19:48 AM »



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



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.



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


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


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« Reply #53 on: December 20, 2012, 01:39:43 AM »



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


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



at the tables serving hot food


garbage trucks clearing away contents of peoples' homes


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











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« Reply #54 on: December 20, 2012, 03:58:59 AM »

nice pics

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« Reply #55 on: December 20, 2012, 04:23:42 AM »

Really nice Drink.

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« Reply #56 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  Wink

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« Reply #57 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

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« Reply #58 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  Wink )

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« Reply #59 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!

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