I am in a state of disbelief seeing the devastation caused by hurricane Sandy. I feel like we are in a war zone, clouds of sandy dust everywhere and debris all over still. Over a hundred homes were destroyed from fires and basements and first floors of all the homes were destroyed.
The day before the storm hit all of Rockaway Beaches and along the coast line had to evacuate. My family and I literally headed for the hills, to the mountains in Upstate to our friend's house . My heart breaks for the people who lived through this tragic experience of their house being filled with water from the ocean and the bay. We live on a barrier island, we are surrounded by water, ocean on one side and a few block away is the bay. Once the surge of the water rose, there was no way out, people scrambled to find safety on the top floors in their home.
Everyone lost their cars, cars were floating down the street or submerged under water. My husband's pick up truck was submerged under water too, now we have to replace the truck so he can go back and forth to work. He is not the only one, it is all of the people on the coast and the badly hit areas. There are not enough rental cars to accommodate for all the people in need of cars. There also haven't been any gas at the gas stations to fill up the cars or generators. The lines at the gas stations goes on for miles, such a bizarre sight. So even if you have a car, there is no gas, go figure!
My family and I have been staying at a friends house which I'm so grateful. It is a small apartment so I must find an apartment or house to rent til I get my house redone. Enough of complaining, all of us who were struck by this hurricane are in the same boat!
I pray for the people who lost their loved ones and their homes in this hurricane. I pray that the people find homes and restore their lives as quickly as possible.