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Show us your Sandy aftermath shots, tell your story

Since hurricane Sandy hit the east coast, I've read some reports from members on their situations but most of the time it's only sketchy due to large and longlasting power outage.

Anybody got any shots to show us? Anecdotes to share?

 




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old 11-04-2012
Cellphone Cluster, East 7th Street
Mlehrman
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In the wake of power outages here, scattered private generators were used to recharge laptops and cells.



Broadway and Bond Street, an ordinarily electrically bright, busy corner:



Gasoline Line, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Until yesterday, this was a too-common site in certain neighborhoods, Now, authorities are trying to restrict distribution to emergency service agencies and vehicles.
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old 11-04-2012
johannielscom
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Zoriah Miller has some great shots up too, btw.

Loving yours, Mlehrman! Thanks!
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old 11-04-2012
heed
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Thanks for the shots!
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old 11-04-2012
dogberryjr
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Heavy, wet snow here, then a couple of days without power, could have been much worse.


Hurricane Sandy snow, Kanawha Co., WV by dogberryjr, on Flickr
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old 11-04-2012
johannielscom
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Good grief, quite a destruction to be seen there. Sorry for the beach house, the water must have been 3 ft high in there...

Dogberry, that sounds cold though...!
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old 11-07-2012
icebear
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We are in Bergen County, NJ and are pretty lucky given the circumstances. No one got hurt and no damage to the house, just without power since 3 pm on Mon. Oct. 29th. Luckily I got a generator on Thursday, so at least we got the heating running and are not sitting in the cold. I do not epext to have pwoer back on in our street before the weekend Nov. 10. Trees came down heavy on several neighbour's houses and downed the power lines. But it not more than an incovenience considering the desaster at the shore line.

And yeah of course, there is no such thing like too many candles or too many extention cords
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old 11-09-2012
Some pictures from Brighton Beach with a view of Coney Island
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This first photo is from June 1 this year on a windy sandy day. A group of open water swimmers meet here throughout the year on weekends to swim. (Coney Island Brighton Beach Open Water Swimmers: CIBBOWS)

The rest of the photo were taken on November 3, just 5 days after the storm hit. CIBBOWS and the Coney Island Polar Bear club memebers, at least, those who were able to get there, cleaned up a portion of the beach to ensure all the garbage and junk that got washed up don't get washed back into the ocean!












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old 11-09-2012
johannielscom
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Thanks for posting these Ling, they help understand what a great disaster this has been and the ordeal that the people there are going through.

More shots and stories welcome. Wish I could lend a hand!
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old 11-10-2012
Lucian010
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i actually bought a canonet from an ebay seller, who has to delay the shipping because of "Sandy", and he offered me a refund in case am in a rush to get the item... i told him/her to take the time and mind the business at hand first.

when the item came, it was in a bad shape, most probably got wet... but i can't be bothered returning or asking for a refund... i can feel what these people are going in to because of this calamity.
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old 11-11-2012
bigeye
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Storm wrecked the privy:

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old 11-11-2012
maxwell1295
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I finally got around to scanning some images from the storm. We were fortunate in that we only suffered minor damage to the house (a section of fence and some roof shingles). We lost power for a week but we're hardly complaining.....not with so many families that made out FAR worse than we did.

Posting a few here from my Flickr set...


sandy_001 by alanabramsphotography, on Flickr


sandy_004 by alanabramsphotography, on Flickr


sandy_007 by alanabramsphotography, on Flickr


sandy_009 by alanabramsphotography, on Flickr


sandy_023 by alanabramsphotography, on Flickr
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old 11-13-2012
robklurfield
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Our home is in Northern NJ, just outside of Morristown. The damage here was significant in terms of downed trees, power outages, etc. We were without electricity for nearly 13 days and without phone, internet and cable for 15. That said, we were very lucky. We also own an investment property (which have been renting in recent years) "down the shore" (a Jersey syntax) on one of the barrier islands. The island has been under martial law and today was the first day anyone was admitted to our particular street. We have were not able to travel there today, but a neighbor did check on our place and said the damage appeared to be mostly confined to our basement. We have been watching videos posted by police on Facebook and YouTube of the area. The rest of the island is filled with large swaths of seemingly random patterns of destruction. Here a block of totally flattened homes, followed by a block with houses of their foundations, followed by another with only modest damage. The only place I've ever visited in person that had this kind of damage was the Biloxi/New Orleans area. It is harrowing to see. My kids grew up spending summers at the shore. It remains to be seen how much of it can or should be rebuilt. Unfortunately, the island has been gradually shifting from almost entirely summer dwellers to a larger number of year-round folks, meaning that there are a large number of newly homeless people, many of them in their senior years. I've read that only 40% of home eligible for federal flood insurance (through FEMA) actually carry the insurance. We do. It's expensive (and probably rightly so).

I will post some pictures of the shore after we finally make the trip. (You need to bused in and escorted by National Guard troops. Four hour maximum visit time.)

For now, here are some pictures from the Morristown, NJ area...


A favorite maple in my yard...


A less fortunate pine that narrowly missed taking out the front of our house. Approximately 45-feet long...


Neighbor's driveway...


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old 11-13-2012
robklurfield
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Much of this debris blocked the roads for just about 14 days before finally being cleared. It was only through the tireless work of utility workers from many states (I saw innumerable trucks from Ohio Edison, Toledo Edison, Michigan, Indiana Edison, etc.) working almost around the clock in very dangerous conditions. At one point, week into the clean up, after a crew had installed new utility poles, transformers and electric cables, a transformer across the street from our place burst into flames. The volunteer fire crew, according to a neighbor, needed 20 minutes to extinguish the small blaze. That was lucky. A tiny enclave of about 30 homes a few minutes north of our shore place was completely burned to the ground when a gas line ignited.







The reminder of Halloween in this image is so sadly ironic...




This is less a big deal than it would appear, this home having been abandoned for many years...
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old 11-13-2012
robklurfield
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The tree that nearly struck the house in the midst of a post-mortem dissection. I would have fit in nicely as the Rockefeller Center Xmas tree....
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robklurfield
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Some folks tried hard to affect a sense of normalcy in the midst of everything. I encountered this fellow repeatedly as we kept pedaling into assorted blockages and detours.
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On the outskirts of Jockey Hollow, a national park, the site of which was a camp for some of George Washington's troops...


A bitter refrain that seemed to loop endlessly...






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old 11-13-2012
robklurfield
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In a moderately well-off neighborhood only a few miles from the home of our governor in Mendham, NJ...




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robklurfield
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Robert, although I don't know the person in question, I can tell you that the image is of the bay side of Barnegat Bay Island about five miles south of my house. This was one of the worst hit areas. It is still under martial law.

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Some of you may have done business with the owner of the red house at 3 o'clock in this photo. He owns a small camera shop in NYC.

http://cbsn.ws/PRT4lI
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old 11-13-2012
robklurfield
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Here's video from YouTube... from our area on the shore...

http://youtu.be/hbbKxIeofuQ
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old 11-13-2012
robklurfield
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This is not my photo, but is on an FB page from our town. It shows the island being breeched and cut in two by the storm...

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...90287137_n.jpg
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