I live on the East Coast and was all ready for Hurricane Sandy. We were told there would be power outages so be prepared. We stocked up on food, water and batteries. We got the candles out. The rain came and there was wind but in my part of the mid-Atlantic there were only a few trees down and power outages. We awoke and started watching the TV as the storm moved north. The tri-state area was really hit and these photographs capture some of that damage.
It reminds me of a kid’s building set that someone stepped on. These are people’s homes. I saw on the news as families went back trying to find keepsakes. A woman was in a marsh area, her home nowhere in sight and she found a photograph of her mother in her wedding dress. It was the only one she had. Others just stood there crying over the lost but holding on tightly to each other. At times like this we realize what is really important.
I know someone who grew up on Long Island and still has family and friends there. She has collected gift cards and other things to send. Others there have shared how they are opening up their homes to those around them who lost their homes or who can’t get back in yet. Donations are being accepted at the American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief.
These pictures came from The Big Picture and there are 46 unbelievable photos available there.