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W A X Magazine - Rockaway After Sandy

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Rockaway after sandy
photographs by Carey Denniston

Thirty-six hours after Superstorm Sandy hit, we went out to Rockaway with photographer Carey Denniston. We knew it was bad, but we were unprepared for just how bad. The cars that were pushed blocks by the incoming water, the boardwalk laying in pieces in the middle of the road — these were just the tip of the iceberg. Entire blocks of homes were burned to the ground. Knee high sand now sits where once there were gardens and driveways. Many residents had lived in these houses for more than a quarter century and were now piling a lifetime’s worth of belongings onto the sidewalks. These images are only a glimpse of the devastation that has taken place not only in Rockaway, but in communities across Staten Island and the coast of New Jersey. With temperatures dropping, and many people still without heat and power, the situation is only going to continue to deteriorate. We encourage you to get involved in any way you can.

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Rockaway Help

Waves for Water: Relief Initiative

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