- Posted November 15, 2012 by
Staten Island, New York
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'Superstorm' Sandy: Your stories
Staten Island After Sandy
- Anika3, CNN iReport producer
November 5, 2012
Hurricane Sandy ripped through Staten Island, New York in the same manner a prizefighter handles business in the ring – throwing punch after punch, looking to knock down what’s in front of him, and doing so with no remorse.
Staten Island was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy but as I found out the past two days, the people who live there are not letting the destruction or the hardship break their spirit.
I visited the Arrochar neighborhood of Staten Island. It’s located near the water, on the northeast side of the borough. The sounds of generators could be heard everywhere as people tried to pump water from their houses and salvage what they could. Piles of belongings and memories stood outside countless numbers of houses. The smell of the sea was very strong, even after much of the water that had temporarily turned streets into rivers had receded. Darkness came quickly in the evening as power was still out in many places.
The residents there described scenes of horror the night Sandy roared ashore.
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