Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A summary of the local devastation

From NBC:

At least 50 homes have been destroyed in the Breezy Point section of the Rockaway peninsula in Queens, where firefighters battled a six-alarm fire early Tuesday.

Fire officials say the fire was reported at about 11 p.m. Monday and is located in a flooded Zone A area. City officials say it appears most of the area was evacuated prior to the fire and no serious injuries have been reported.

A fire department spokesman says nearly 200 firefighters were at the scene before 5 a.m. Tuesday.

From NBC:

The FDNY is responding to a partial building collapse of a residential building near 14th Street.

A four-story multiple-unit residence at 92 8th Avenue between 14th and 15th streets collapsed this evening and firefighters are on the scene, according to the FDNY and witnesses.

41-09 29th Street, near Queens Plaza North

These photos were originally featured on the Sunnyside Post:

The following are some Queens photos I collected from news organizations' Facebook pages.

(The individual photos in the set are labeled with the photographer's name and location.)


Anonymous said...

Any comments from the trolls who were downplaying the storm?

Anonymous said...

Sure Breazy Pt was a first rate disaster. But an uprooted tree in Middle Village?

Oh come now....no wonder the mayor is only talking about Brooklyn and Manhattan. Queens has been pretty much off the map for this entire event - the North Korea of New York indeed.

How about the massive relocations that will be in place for weeks on the Queens waterfront, Newtown Creek flowing over its banks poisoning the land at Hunters Pt So, or Roosevelt Island which lost power in entire buildings because of flooding - a great place to set up a tech center, don't you think?

Anonymous said...

There are stories making the rounds of the body count grossly understated as bodies found in rubble in Staten Island and elsewhere.

In lower Manhattan apartment towers running out of water and food with home aids unable to reach patients who live dozens of floors above the street. No power will reach them for days.

Major power failures in hospitals endangering infants et al.

Transit will take weeks if not longer to be restored.

Meanwhile the media is sent out to NJ, Conn and LI.

This will be an interesting exercise in how long the Mayor can keep a lid on this before it explodes.

Note Chrissy is keeping a low profile.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile the media is sent out to NJ, Conn and LI.
Are you watching the same channels I am watching? Plenty of coverage of lower Manhattan and Rockaway, and every now and then, a story or two about lesser affected areas of the city. I realy don't know what some of you are expecting from the news coverage that you aren't getting.