Breezy Point residents never imagined the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy would be as bad as it is. In fact, most residents didn’t even expect half the damage that they are no experiencing.
As flood waters receded in the New York borough, residents returned to damaged homes that were either burned by fire or flooded by the ocean — or both.
Most people found that there was nothing left of their homes at all, a very sad scenario for those who had important memories or material items that can’t be replaced.
“There is nothing intact,” said Tom Duffy, who has lived in the area for 24 years. “We never expected devastation like this.”
Duffy isn’t the only one returning to see his home decimated. There are at least 3,000 people who live in Breezy Point and almost all of them suffered some damage or loss of property.
As of right now, the clean-up looks like a slow one but hopefully in the days to comes things will speed up and people will start to see that there is light at the end of the tunnel — even if said tunnel looks flooded right now.
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