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