Posted in NYC | music | pictures on November 7, 2012

photos by Gretchen Robinette

Broad Channel - The Forgotten Town -- 11/3/2012
Hurricane Sandy's aftermath in Rockaway on 11/3/12

Jimmy McGovern, operations chief with New York City's Sanitation Department, is tasked with clearing what superstorm Sandy left smashed onto the streets of this neighborhood, where he has lived for the last 20 years.

"I can visualize what it used to look like before, it's heartbreaking," he said. "Nobody ever thought it would be like this." [WSJ]

Earlier today Congressman Anthony Weiner came out of Twitter retirement, not with words or lude pictures, but just with a reminder via a YouTube link that the "Rockaway Needs Us." You can watch the video he was promoting below.

Now, over a week after Hurricane Sandy first devastated the Queens community, another storm is brewing, which for people in the Rockaways especially, is more than just an inconvenience...

A week after superstorm Sandy caused massive damage and power outages, some New York and New Jersey residents been evacuated ahead of a nor'easter that is expected to bring high winds and rain to the region.

More than 620 nursing home residents in New York City's storm-battered Rockaways section were evacuated Tuesday. In New Jersey, winds were kicking up early Wednesday morning prompting some coastline communities to order mandatory evacuations.

Today's nor'easter isn't expected to be as bad as Sandy, but with more than 423,000 without power in New Jersey and more than 66,000 without power in New York City, officials are worried about residents hunkered down in damaged homes with no power.

Forecasters said Tuesday that the storm looks like it will be weaker than expected as it has veered farther offshore than earlier projections indicated. Still, winds could gust up to at least 50 mph in New York and New Jersey Wednesday afternoon and into the evening.

Storm surges could reach up to 3 feet on the coast lines. The highest recorded storm surge during Sandy in New York was 13.88 feet. [ABC News]

Evacuations also mean more people in shelters, and more people in shelters throughout the five boroughs mean more volunteers needed (though not in the Rockaways today - Wednesday). Do you live near the Park Slope Armory? Do you speak Russian? As always, keep an eye on NYCService and Occupy Sandy for ways to help (in the Rockaways, Red Hook, Staten Island, Coney Island, Long Island and elsewhere - possibly right near your apartment). Have a sleeping bag?

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Hurricane Sandy's aftermath in Rockaway on 11/3/12
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Looking for fun ways to help? Attend or play a benefit show.

BV photographer Gretchen Robinette, whose pictures you recently saw from Red Hook and Staten Island, also headed out to the Rockaways the other day and snapped some shots (like Belle Harbor resident Paul Lurrie did before her). More of those and a bunch of videos, below...

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Rockaway Needs Us




Rockaway Beach
Hurricane Sandy's aftermath in Rockaway on 11/3/12
Hurricane Sandy's aftermath in Rockaway on 11/3/12
Hurricane Sandy's aftermath in Rockaway on 11/3/12
Hurricane Sandy's aftermath in Rockaway on 11/3/12
Hurricane Sandy's aftermath in Rockaway on 11/3/12
Hurricane Sandy's aftermath in Rockaway on 11/3/12
Hurricane Sandy's aftermath in Rockaway on 11/3/12
Hurricane Sandy's aftermath in Rockaway on 11/3/12



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Comments (14)

lewd

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2012 4:13 PM

"Anthony Weiner points out (info, pics, videos)"

Oh, I saw what you did there!

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2012 4:14 PM

wonder if any shows are gonna get canceled

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2012 4:18 PM

video report from the Rockaways by Democracy Now!:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oICqn213Sz0&feature=plcp

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2012 4:57 PM

Anthony Weiner should just pull it out again so we can at least have a dam containing all this horrible weather we're having.

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2012 5:26 PM

Approaches? At 3:44pm? Where have you been all day?

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2012 5:29 PM

send a band here!

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2012 7:49 PM

Whaaaaah!

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2012 8:03 PM

heh heh wiener...

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2012 8:16 PM

"lewd"

come on guys, just basic spelling skills are all that's necessary.

Posted by Anonymous | November 8, 2012 11:54 AM

Wait - Weiner's has a quaalude habit, too?

Posted by Anonymous | November 8, 2012 3:29 PM

hugely plainly and well-ordered combination in guide of various

Posted by AuthorityROI Sites | March 26, 2013 4:45 AM

Weiner is a tool

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2013 6:43 AM

poor people that have to suffer through sandy.

Posted by catering winnipeg | July 7, 2013 3:01 PM

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