Thursday, November 1, 2012

Flying Point Road


A view of what I think is Burnett Creek in Southampton NY on Monday Nov. 29, 2012 about five hours before Sandy hit. 

Just a bit further down, Flying Point Road is starting to flood.
We still have no electric, but that's the worst of it for us. Schools here have been closed all week. Seventy percent of Suffolk County is without electric and more to our west in Nassau County. The past two days, I've been photographing in the hardest hit areas of Lindenhurst NY. I count my blessings and thank God every day. I have a hard time sleeping at night after meeting people that have lost everything they own. Yesterday, a very young mother with a toddler was on the verge of a nervous breakdown as she saw the place she lived for the first time since the storm. The little beach bungalow was no longer on its foundation and the waves had blown through the back of the house and right out the front taking all their belongings with it. She was screaming. It was very emotional.

7 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i am so sorry.

nance said...

i can imagine that it is very emotional to be seeing all the damage.

lifeisaroadtrip said...

I have an acquaintance that lives in Freeport. I know they were evacuating but I haven't heard from them since. Do you know what happened to Freeport? Her husband is a retired cop, and they worked all their lives to retire on Long Island.

Ken Mac said...

we Survived Sandy! Thanks for your well wishes back at my site. Ken

Hilary said...

Absolutely heart-wrenching.

S. Etole said...

No words for this loss.

Rebecca said...

Wow, a very difficult reminder. And still so many suffering!