Posted in music | pictures on November 6, 2012

photos by Kurt Christensen

Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy

Since we last spoke to Kurt Christensen, he has continued to update his photo documentation of the mess Hurricane Sandy left in his Long Island town of Lindenhurst. It's not all bad though, this photo set contains images of people coming together to help others, which even in the worst of times is always a nice thing to see. Speaking of which, Patch has a list of ways people can volunteer in Babylon Village, and a list for Long Island in general.

On Saturday Kurt wrote:

Today restored my faith in humanity. From the massive response to the food and clothing drive at the firehouse, to the random people driving around handing out hot coffee, to the local businesses and Girl Scouts handing out meals on Wellwood, to the really cool group of people I met who drove down from Huntington with a grill and a load of burgers to hand out free food down on Shore Rd. This tragedy has really brought out the best in people.
And his photos are reaching far and wide:
After the first day these photos were up, I received a message from an Army CPT in Afghanistan who didn't know what happened to her family. I was able to visit them, and shoot a quick video of them, so they could let her know that they were all ok.

I also received a message from a woman who didn't know the fate of her family home, so I went and checked it out for her.

There is also a guy who reached out to me after he saw that the home his Grandfather built in the 1920's withstood the storm.

Check out the rest of this new set, below...

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Hurricane Sandy
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Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy

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Hurricane Sandy

people helping people

Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy

Lighthouse on the Bay Restaurant

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Lindenhurst Public Docks

Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy

Food & Clothing Drive at Lindenhurst Fire Station

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Hurricane Sandy

Babylon

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Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy

Food Drive at the American Legion in Babylon

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Hurricane Sandy

and of course, waiting for gas

Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy

Check out more photos in Kurt's first set HERE.

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Comments (13)

As a long time Lindy resident, now home owner to see my village in ruins is just devastating. However, the town is strong and unified. The endless donations I see is great - the volunteers and support just outstanding. Thank you Kurt for documenting your journey and the journey of many who are dealing with this shit.

Posted by jenn | November 6, 2012 1:04 PM

Rich ass white people problems, lol.

"There's a boat in my yard! Oh, the humanity!"

Remember those dead bodies floating around for a week after Hurricane Katrina hit?


Shut the fuck up, you fat whiny little white bitches.

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2012 1:37 PM

Good point. Surely anything that is not a Katrina level of tragedy is not sad and should be ignored. Fuck you.

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2012 1:51 PM

1:37 is apparently too cataclysmically stupid to realize that a boat might end up a long way from it's docking in a storm surge. He also apparently is so stupid that he believes that boat=rich. Wow.Do us a favor. Don't breed.

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2012 2:15 PM

1:37- check out what house are worth/going for in Lindenhurst along the shore. FAR less than small apartments in the city. It's a working class town. Get a fucking clue.

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2012 2:21 PM

1:37 Don't just not breed. Kill yourself.

Posted by edward | November 6, 2012 2:48 PM

How come you bleeding heart libs that frequent BKVegan aren't calling 1:37PM out as a vile fucking RACIST????

What a shame this Hurricane effected normal working class people and didn't drown RACIST PIGS like mr, 1:37PM. Fuck off punk.

Posted by Hydrogigantus | November 6, 2012 3:58 PM

what is wrong with you people? The language you use shows what kind of low lifes you are. Go back to your beer and shut up!

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2012 4:37 PM

I have a house on the north shore. I only had minor damage and got power back after three days. I can't even imagine what these people are going through. Absolutely horrible.

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2012 4:46 PM

oh gosh i feel so sorry when i see it

Posted by Paket Tour Istanbul Turki Plus Umroh | November 13, 2012 2:09 AM

Responders that came from Texas stated this was much, much worse than Katrina due to the widespread destruction and dense population. The response by the US Government was no better. One of the photos is from my block.

Regardless of which tragedy is what, they were both horrendous storms and the lack of response makes them a slap in the face to the American public. Were this overseas, the US would have already sent millions to aid the people, here there is red tape and no help.

If it were not for individuals and local businesses helping each other it would have been even worse.

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Posted by Michal | February 24, 2013 1:11 PM

just awful.

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