Look closely at the above photo and you can see the height the water rose to on the brickwork. This house is on a section of a street that is about three to four feet higher than other sections of the neighborhood.
All of these photos are from Midland Beach in Staten Island, except for one that I took of Coney Island Hospital. I’ve been working there the past few days. It’s currently closed because of water damage due to the hurricane.
Last Saturday was my only day off, and I went by a friend’s house to help cleanup. That was about five days after the hurricane first hit. It’s when I took these photos.
It seemed that just about every few minutes there was another group of strangers walking by offering food, beverages, clothing, or to help with the cleanup.
Click here for some photos my brother Dave took: Hurricane Sandy – Staten Island