Hurricane Sandy: Photographs

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.

Burned houses are seen next to those that remain in Breezy Point, a neighborhood located in the New York City borough of Queens, after it was devastated by Hurricane Sandy, Oct. 31, 2012. New York City and the sodden U.S. Northeast began an arduous journey back to normal after mammoth storm Sandy swamped coastal cities and cut power to millions. (Adrees Latif/Reuters)

Rescue workers walk past homes destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, Oct. 31, 2012 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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.

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6 Responses to Hurricane Sandy: Photographs

  1. Sophia Hampton says:

    I want to send my love, thought, prayers & hugs to all of those who had to face Sandy. Some people have lost everything. It’s heartbreaking. So thankful for those that have made it through safely. I pray for the victims to recover & the Lord will give them double for their trouble.

  2. Janice says:

    Thanks, Sophia. It is heartbreaking to see those photographs. I can’t imagine going to see your home and it has completely vanished. But even more tragic is the lost of life.
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  3. Monica says:

    Bodies were being pulled from the wreckage. Thousands remained cold, hungry, frightened, destitute.

  4. rochelle johnson says:

    its terrible my prayers are with them all

  5. Nita Sedlock says:

    I like the whole photo shoot.Amazing Pics in Sand .In second Pic “Rescue workers walk past homes destroyed”Its really very sed.

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