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November 1st, 2012
08:37 PM ET

Sandy Survivor recounts storm: "No body was coming"

"Superstorm" Sandy destroyed many homes and property in all of the boroughs of New York City. The borough of Staten Island is now beginning to garner attention on the amount of devastation it faced after the storm.

Sandy claimed more than a dozen lives, left hundreds of families homeless and, as of Thursday, 83,000 customers without power. Two days after Sandy hit Staten Island, Erin Burnett spoke to Congressman Michael Grimm (R-NY) about the aftermath.

Rep. Grimm: It's a surreal scene

"It's a surreal scene to see very large boats in the middle of your block." Grimm said, "Homes being literally ripped right out of the foundation. There's nothing, they look like lots with debris all over them."

Erin Burnett spoke with Congressman Grimm in Staten Island Thursday and toured the storm damage left by "Superstorm" Sandy.


Filed under: "Superstorm" Sandy • News
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  1. Joey at Purdue Univ

    There was a girl in the office I used to work at on Centre St who lost her dad over this thing. Part of the Staten Island casualties. Sometimes, in other parts of the country, it's easy to forget that a lot of the reporters covering this are residents of the five boroughs themselves...

    I'd be interested to hear what New Yorkers think about the marathon going ahead as planned in spite of the lack of resources just miles away...

    November 2, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Reply

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