Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath

Today I spent hours walking around our neighborhood of Sheepshead Bay that had to endure the passage of hurricane Sandy. I’ve never seen so much destruction. Most of the damage came from the surge of water. We were located in Zone B, but Zone A — which had a mandatory evacuation order issued — was only 1 block away.

Hurricane Sandy AftermathOur building has been well prepared. It was swaying and creaking in a really scary way during the peak winds, but we never even lost power.

Hurricane Sandy AftermathOur local park, along with all other city parks, has been closed.

Hurricane Sandy AftermathSeveral large trees fell down on power lines on a block right behind our building. The wind was coming from this direction as trees on the other side of our building are intact.

Hurricane Sandy AftermathAreas between the rows of townhouses are flooded.

Hurricane Sandy AftermathHere water already receded to pretty low levels.

Hurricane Sandy AftermathA falling pole with a transformer on top. If this doesn’t get fixed quickly enough the transformer could hit the ground and explode.

Hurricane Sandy AftermathDoor of several houses on Voorhies Avenue.

Hurricane Sandy AftermathThis used to be a local baseball field. Now it looks more like a lake.

Hurricane Sandy AftermathWe thought we avoided getting hit directly by this storm, but sadly we were wrong. My dad parked his car several blocks away from our building to avoid it getting hit by fallen trees. What nobody expected was massive flooding that would occur. His car got submerged under water up to its windows. The street in front of our building didn’t get flooded.

Hurricane Sandy AftermathA lot of places around the neighborhood are without electricity. The traffic lights are off and everything is pretty chaotic. Continue Reading
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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Hurricane

Huge tree has fallen over the road. Poor car owner.Yesterday we had some of the craziest weather in a long while. First of all the was a lot of rain. But that wasn’t the bad part. The bad part was an incredibly strong wind.

My mom called me all panicked in the middle of the day. She was home alone and needed help. You see, they have wall mounted AC units. One of those got blown out by wind into the middle of the living room. I know it sounds crazy and speaks volumes of the installation job, but still. I almost killed myself lifting that thing back into its place. Blown out by wind?

Roots of the tree sticking out from the destroyed sidewalk.The waves where incredibly high in the canal along the Emmons avenue. And it’s an enclosed space. What was going on in the open ocean? Many thanks to Misha for picking us up and driving us back home from his own birthday party. And today I took some photos of a fallen tree on the nearby block.
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