Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Hurricane Sandy: NY1 On Scene - Storm Damage In Rockaway Beach

Just watching NY1 coverage of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and in the words of the onsite reporter, Dean Meminger, Rockaway Beach looks "like a bomb dropped."  Part of the boardwalk was ripped up and floated down Beach 94th St smashing into parked cars en route.

Annoyingly you have to be a Time Warner Cable customer to watch the video link below, at least you do in the US, but below the link is a screen grab of some of the damage shown in the report.  You can see how the boardwalk was pushed inland hitting the black car on the right.

A later report I caught on TV, which is not yet online showed, that some of the playgrounds that were in front of the boardwalk are now crumpled heaps of metal and looting is a serious concern.  80 homes in Breezy Point, further along the beach from Rockaway, were also destroyed by fire.

Map shows location of Breezy Point and Rockaway Beach relative to the city

A Facebook page Rockaway Emergency Plan has been set up to keep people in the loop on how things are over there.  Once the first responders have done their thing I shall see if I can contribute to the rebuilding of the area in any way I can beyond making a contribution to the Red Cross.


Amel said...

Oh my...prayers for all the ones impacted. That looks really bad indeed. :-(

Ajlounyinjurylaw said...

The ruin and devistation is incredible, and my thoughts and prayers go out to all the families that are effected.

Atlanta Cash For Cars said...

I remember when I first heard about this particular area being affected... It was scary. I live so close I didn't know what to expect, I just prayed.

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