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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.—Like many in our neighborhood of Midland Beach on Staten Island, N.Y., we hunkered down for what we thought would be a long night as we awaited Hurricane Sandy.
Rescue crews went into the flooded neighborhood by boat evacuating people. Two volunteers say they pulled out about 150 people.
A walk down Greeley St. (pictured above and below) found cars thrown against poles, and debris everywhere. Closer to the shore, people said water got into their basement and reached their upper floor where they were trapped until water levels came down.
Along Father Capodanno Blvd. (pictured above and below), which faces the ocean, a senior citizens complex bore the full force of the water surge. Other homes had their windows blown out and contents destroyed.