One million people were without power, toppled trees dotted the landscape, the Long Beach boardwalk was washed away, South Shore homes were flooded, battered and destroyed, infrastructure failed, damaged sewage plants leaked, gas delivery shut down, and sand, debris and brush blocked one road after the next.
Now, as the one-year anniversary nears, much of the region is rebuilding or has recovered, and all that’s left of the damage remains in the personal stories of the community. We’d love to help you tell them.
In advance of the anniversary, we have created open blogs on all of our Patch sites across Long Island to serve as a place where locals can share their own Hurricane Sandy stories with the rest of the region. Where were you? How did you cope? Who helped you the most? What issues still linger one year later?
Throughout the month, your stories will be featured on your community Patch’s homepage, and at the end of the month we will gather these for a larger, regional spotlight on what Long Island endured after Sandy.
Here’s how you can share.
Visit the My Sandy Story blog here and click on the open text box under the heading to create a post.
Or, from the homepage, follow these steps:
- Sign in to your Patch. (Click “Join” if you don’t have an account yet.)
- Click the "Blogs" tab, near the top of the homepage and then locate the My Sandy Story blog in the left-hand column. Click on it.
- Click in the box that says, “Write a new post” and then click on “Article” at the top.
- Give your post a headline, enter the body of the story and upload your photos.
- Click “Post now.”