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CapeCodCubs wrote:Sorry to see that Gary... ....we just lost some roof shingles.
beaconlight wrote: I had to leave before i started crying.
tractordad wrote:CapeCodCubs wrote:Sorry to see that Gary... ....we just lost some roof shingles.
My own fault. I just had no other place to put them. Barns were full at the farm. I need to pound out the hood, It's stuffed the front top corner, replace a headlamp and post, hopefully repair the grill, and repaint.
beaconlight wrote:Wasn't an almost miss on Staten Island. Fortunately I live on the North shore and we are well above sea level. I got a call from one of the food banks i use my pickup for this afternoon. They had cases of milk and clothing for people on the south shore that had lost everything in New Dorp Beach. Fortunately I had a full tank of gas for people line up at stations waiting for a delivery as in the 70's. A mile or 2 long lines. Any way 3/4 of a mile from the beach there were piles and dock timbers along side the road along with refrigerators, washers, and every thing of furniture you can dream of. this was along a beach front of 8 miles or so. That is a 3/4 mile by 8 mile area with 40 by 80 to 50 by 100 lots. I came away thanking God that I only lost my electricity for 30 hours or so. Some houses were just a pile of rubble and with others some walls are missing. people were walking around shell shocked. I had a pick up of heavy clothes and cases of milk. As I unloaded a woman came up to me and said thank you. She was so forlorne that I gave her a hug. She then asked where i came from. i said Richmond Seniors. She said my father used to be their repair guy. His whole house is gone and my in laws too. I had to leave before i started crying.
beaconlight wrote:I was there again yesterday. The Staten Island Episcopal Churches had collected food and I delivered that to a distribution point.
This morning Members of my Masonic lodge met at the Boy Scout camp to clear fallen trees. Fortunately there were too many of us so some went back to the beach. We helped brothers and family clear out their houses. People were taking stuff out and dumping it at the curb. NYC Sanitation and Highways were loading it up and carrying away. At one house we took everything, Appliances, furniture, clothing and all the mementos as well as the doors, wood work and sheet rock and put it in the street. We helped at 4 houses before I had to leave. This PM I am scheduled to unlaod2 Semis from City Harvest and use my pick up to deliver food
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