A Day At the beach

I live on Shore Road in Long Beach NY, basically, Ground Zero of Hurricane Sandy. My wife and I were incredibly lucky and personally escaped any major devastation. We were forced to evacuate and our Condo has been without water, sewage or electricity since the storm. Compared to other people hit by Sandy, our experience has been what amounts to a “major Inconvenience.” Since a few days after the storm we’ve been going back and forth between Long Beach and the two different places that we’ve been staying at.

The 1st few days of this routine were spent kind of in shock. By the end of the day, I felt like someone had been beating me up very badly and I couldn’t seem to understand why. It’s taken me several days to realize how incredibly lucky we were, and to get my head out of you know where. And, start to do something to help some of the other people who were not as fortunate.

I can’t even begin to describe the feelings I’ve been going through just being in Long Beach and witnessing the devastation all around me. The best thing however is seeing how people pull together in times like these and begin the healing process. There are people from all over the country rebuilding the infrastructure of their personal and professional lives. Concluding, it has been great to see people from other parts of New York, and the country, with clothing and supplies to see what they can do to help.