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Hurricane Sandy has turned NY/NJ upside-down.

by Lartinos (writer), NYC, November 01, 2012

Credit: HLN Television network
People look out on what is left from Hurricane Sandy

I live here in NYC next to the Triboro Bridge which is dry and has not lost power. One town over in Long Island City was not as lucky.

A lot of people are detached from the world and taking cold showers while their basements are filled with mud and worse as many people are smelling and seeing oil as well. People are getting in fights at gas stations over who is next, as human emotion is getting the best of people. Very chaotic time in NY/NJ, many people lost their cars from this storm as they just floated away. I saw a report that the subways could be partially back tomorrow, but some are still under water still right now. As I look in the East River right now it has been high tide for days in a row here. Hopefully it goes down soon, I have never seen it like this. That is a phrase you will hear over and over in this region as this was the strongest storm to hit this area since 1938 when a Category three storm hit New York City. The lasting images many people still see in their minds are the one hundred houses in Breezy Point Queens that burned down, boardwalks being ript off in multiple places along the beach, and that crane that still dangles from the top of a sky scraper in Manhattan. This was a storm that this region will forever have as a stinging memory of just how strong Mother Nature can be. If you want to help donate to the efforts to help the many people affected by this tragedy check out these tips for picking the right charity.

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4 comments on Hurricane Sandy has turned NY/NJ upside-down.

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By HomeRearedChef on November 02, 2012 at 06:27 pm

My husband is from Long Island, New York, so he has been really worried for family members still liveing there. My heart and prayers go out to everyone that has been affected by this terrible tragedy.

Thank you for your article and awareness. ~Virginia

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By melanie jean juneau on November 05, 2012 at 09:57 pm

There are as many people living in the state of New York as in ALL of Canada. I can't imagine the chaos after this massive storm.

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By Lartinos on November 06, 2012 at 01:55 am

So to add to this, there was a very big Oil spill off of jersey which totaled 7,7000 gallons of oil. Power is coming back to most places and the clean has really begun.

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By Uttam Gill on November 06, 2012 at 02:27 am

Hurricane Sandy was certainly very devastating...My son stays in Jersey and from there he commutes daily to New York for his studies at Manhattan...We were worried...Yes against the fury of mother nature we are absolutely helpless...I pray for early restoration of essential services like power...

My prayer for all those who are affected by this storm

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