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Inside Zone A - Hurricane Recovery

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- November 10, 2012

by Thomas Altfather Good



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Typical damage from Hurricane Sandy - inside the house is a sea of mud.
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Jean Lauria (left) had her home damaged - Jillian Simpson (right) came to her rescue.
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Volunteers from Peace Action Staten Island.
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James Rossi, 85-years-old, died in his home.
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A portable toilet provides rudimentary sanitation.
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Beverly Rice (left) and Eileen Bardel (right).
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Removing sheetrock.
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Volunteers arriving on Qunicy Avenue, Ocean Breeze (part of Midland Beach).
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Jillian and Hannah (right) finalize work assignments.
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This house was ripped off its foundation -- on the other side of the street.
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Warning looters.
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An abandoned truck.
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A clothing distribution site on Father Capodanno Boulevard.
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A "Terp" volunteer.
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Volunteers distributing bleach to kill biohazards in flooded homes.
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A Port Authority police officer briefs University of Maryland volunteers.
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DSNY (Sanitation) and DOT (Transportation) clearing rubble.
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Mormon volunteers from Reading, Pennsylvania.
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Colored-coded damage: green means safe, yellow - "restricted use," and red - unsafe.
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"Why worry about tomorrow -- we may not make it through today."
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Geico graffiti - a common sight.
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Flowers in the absent window - inside, debris.
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Volunteers clearing out debris.
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A volunteer checks on local residents.
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Unread mail.
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Seaweed on a disabled car.
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Throwing out personal belongings.
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Volunteers knocking on an unhinged door.
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Sanitation removing debris from cleared houses.
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Journalism students outside the Rossi home.
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National Guard distributing leaflets from the City of New York.
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A Con Ed manager offering donations -- but not power.
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Feeding volunteers.
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One morning's work -- this area was bare two hours earlier.
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A homeowner mockingly displays an NYC.gov notice promising electricity.
"Thank you, Con Ed," the man said -- as his neighbor asked, "Is that your electric bill?"
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London Calling: Hannah, a volunteer from the UK, organizes logistics.
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Department of Sanitation dozers on the move.
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An Army Black Hawk helicopter surveys the disaster site.
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The South Beach Psychiatric Center (SBPC) sidewalk -- resting in a sink hole.
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The Army helo -- using SBPC as a landing zone.
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A disabled car -- relocated by the NYPD.
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Inside the South Beach parking lot...
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...cars destroyed by the storm surge.
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An abandoned playground.
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The storm removed this home's outer wall...
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...exposing the structure to the elements.
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While some soulless miscreants loot -- neighbors help one another.
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The spirit of New York -- Sand Lane in battered South Beach.
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FDNY responding to a call on Olympia Boulevard -- where residents have no power.
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A portable street light.
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A registered nurse volunteers to help South Beach recover.
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