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A flooded side street south of Montauk Highway in Lindenhurst, N.Y. on October 30th 2012.
A typical scene of a side street south of Montauk Highway in Lindenhurst, N.Y. on November 18, 2012.
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)/small>
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)