I wanted to make this post and give a special thank you to everyone on Long Island that helped 4 years ago after hurricane Sandy hit New York. It was a devastating time for many home owners along the south shore of Long Island and not only was I one of them but I also had many family members lose their home, cars and precious belongings from such bad flood damage.
We always see these types of hurricane stories on the news and we really never seriously relate to the situation because we either have never been in that situation or experienced it especially being on the east coast and in New York. Down south there are always bad storms and devastating hurricanes and I can honestly say I really feel for those people now and I always try and send my help.
When Hurricane Sandy hit Long Island no one was really prepared for what was happening. The damage was well beyond what anyone can imagine. I remember walking through waist high waters right in Babylon village. My home was close to the water and was completely destroyed including furniture, pictures, electronics and very valuable things.
The first thing that happened was serious wind damage and a minor roof leak a few hours later we had to evacuate and when we returned a few days later we were all in complete shock. There was trees down, siding from my neighbors house across my front yard along with other debris. My backyard including the pool was still submerged in water. Inside the walls looked like they were melting and falling apart. The furniture was completely soaked and destroyed. Words cannot explain how I felt. We immediately called our insurance but it took hours to get someone on the phone we even tried contacting FEMA which we saw on Channel 12 news .
We were able to get in touch with right away water damage repair Long Island services and we had a water and mold specialists at our home the next day. They went over everything completely from top to bottom and even got in contact with our home owners flood insurance company so that they can get everything under control and relieve some of the stress on us. My family and I were so thankful to all the supporting Long Islander’s who helped pitch in and my best friend and cousin Emily for allowing us to stay at her place while we rebuilt. We also had to completely replace our roof and thanks to BDC the Long Island roofing professionals for doing such a great job and not only helping me and my family our but everyone else on my block that needed emergency services.
So now it has been over four years and I just wanted to write a post and make sure we do not forget about that experience. These type of things will make you humble, respectful and caring for others in similar situations. It was incredible to see a great community of strangers bond together and give one another a hand and really reach out to help rebuilt the disaster that was left behind. This is a video of some of the flood footage during storm Sandy. I truly believe the more you give out of the goodness of your heart the more you will receive. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and holiday season. Now I need to get prepared for the winter that is on its way.