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Families whose homes were spared in some areas lost use of their entire first floor due to water damage.
Boats, sheds and anything not nailed down were displaced throughout the neighborhoods.
Wind fueled fires destroyed hundreds of homes while residents watched standing neck deep in water.
This home was completely burned to the ground with nothing left but its chimney standing.
A spray-painted warning message to keep away thugs and looters saying “Looters Will Be Shot”.
Frustration is evident in a message spray-painted on fallen wood “Have you seen [Executive] Steve Bellone?”.
Another spray-painted warning message threatening thugs and looters to “Keep Out, Residents Only”.
Police enforce a curfew from dusk until dawn in areas along the south shore with violators subject to arrest.
As of October 31st, 7:05 PM There were 833,551 customers affected from 4,917 active outages. (source)
As of November 12th, 11:58 PM 98% of customers that can safely accept power restored 23,755 still affected.
Sandy was the largest Atlantic hurricane in diameter on record, with winds spanning 1,100 miles. (source)
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99% of customers who are able to safely receive power are fully restored. If you see any downed wire, stay away from it, keep others away, and report it to LIPA immediately at 1-800-490-0075 or 631-755-6900. (report online)
Hurricane Sandy was a devastating storm which affected Long Island when it made its way through the New York Metropolitan area on Monday October 29th 2012. The storm made landfall along the New Jersey coastline near Atlantic City bringing with it 85 mph winds and creating a storm surge in New York City and Long Island of some 7-10 feet. Sandy was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone before it made landfall, while still maintaining Category 1 hurricane strength. On Oct 30th, 2012 President Barack Obama declared a major disaster in both New York City and Long Island releasing needed federal funding for residents of the area. The New York area was among the hardest hit, flooding most of the city and outlying areas of Long Island. Power and transportation systems experienced unprecedented damage ($15 billion to $18 billion in N.Y.) and lengthy delays (All three New York City area airports closed with more than 13,000 U.S. flights canceled and all MTA rail and bus services shut down) from flooding, downed trees and electrical outages due to high winds. Military medical personnel were rushed to New York while National Guardsmen and other active-duty units were assigned to work under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). High axle vehicles, Humvees, Pavehawk Rescue and Black Hawk Helicopters provided evacuation support to residents in areas which were inaccessible by other first responder vehicles. In all, 2300 troops were deployed in New York City and Long Island to support local emergency responders. Efforts to restore power and transportation are still underway.
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