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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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photos by Kurt Christensen

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath in Lindenhurst, Long Island
Hurricane Sandy Aftermath in Lindenhurst, Long Island

From 10/30:

..."The scene is pretty bad. Lots of homes with terrible flooding and damage. As I walked down Wellwood I watched as people walked with just a few garbage bags full of possessions. National Guard helicopters flew overhead. There was some looting in the area last night, and the National Guard is here to prevent that from happening tonight...
BrooklynVegan photographer Kurt Christensen lives with his wife and kid in Lindenhurst, NY, one of the many areas hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. Currently displaced due to the storm, Kurt has been documenting the experience in text and pictures on his Flickr. We're all thinking about him, and some of those pictures are in this post. Check them out below...

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