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    Posted November 3, 2012 by
    Levittown, New York
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    'Superstorm' Sandy: Your stories

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    A Long Beach Refugee Tells Her Story


    Madeleine told me she was really scared when she saw water rushing down her street.

    Long Island, NY was hit hard by Hurricaine Sandy, but perhaps the worst damage was on the south shores of Nassau and Queens Counties.

    Madeleine lives in Long Beach, Long Island, or at least she was living there, when she called 911 to be rescued from the rise of a full moon tide, combined with the most brutal storm ever to hit the east coast of the US. She is now living about 8 miles inland at a makeshift refugee camp that was quickly set up by the Red Cross at Levittown Memorial High School. The School now houses many who became instantly homeless as a result of massive flooding and other severe damage caused when Sandy slammed into Long Island's southern shore.

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