Photo credit: AP | Steve Hills, right, a volunteer from Long Island, hands out antibacterial wipes at a distribution point in the Rockaways following superstorm Sandy. A Westchester-based group that informally calls itself NY Hurricane Relief has made regular trips to Queens since the storm hit in an effort to aid homeowners. (Nov. 3, 2012)
Days after superstorm Sandy ripped through the Rockaway peninsula in Queens, pulverizing some streets and leaving little but skeletal remains on others, Christine Hines returned to her Breezy Point home and was aghast at what she saw.
Her cellar was flooded with nearly six feet of seawater. Windows had been smashed. A brick wall that once protected her backyard had been toppled by a debris-laden...
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