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Saturday January 19, 2013

Valley Stream, NY (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Breezy Point, NY was damaged beyond comprehension during Superstorm Sandy. Besides a storm surge that lifted house off their foundation. There was a devastating fire that destroyed 126 during the storm. The firemen who came to put out the fire couldn't even get to the homes to do their job. The water was too high, the wind was blowing at 80mph, and their equipment was moved earlier to higher ground. This is one photo of hope.

Model: NIKON D800

x-Resolution: 72.00

y-Resolution: 72.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.3 (Macintosh)

Copyright: ©LInda Karlin (Photographer) - (Editor)

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 1/200 sec.

FNumber: f/8.0

ISO Speed Ratings: 100

Exif Version: Unknown Exif Version

Shutter speed: 7.64 EV (APEX: 14, 1/199 sec.)

Aperture: 6.00 EV (f/8.0)

Focal Length: 24.0 mm

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28. LindyLu60
9:11 AM GMT on January 24, 2013
I am glad to see that you are returning to share an update on this very devastating event. I do hope that they receive the help needed soon.
blessings to all.
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27. Wanda1948
11:03 PM GMT on January 23, 2013
A very sad event, Linda!
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26. rayona
1:39 PM GMT on January 22, 2013
This photo tells more than one powerful and moving story, but it's still, for me at least, a very, very sad image. I live along the Connecticut coast and had damage also, but I look a this and feel like a really lucky person. My heart aches for those who's lives have forever been changed. Thank you for posting and caring.
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25. dixiedaughter
11:46 PM GMT on January 21, 2013
So difficult to look at Linda but you sure did it justice. Congratulations on this well deserved AC!
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24. ruralartist
3:51 AM GMT on January 21, 2013
Thanks for posting Linda, quite the marker of an event that effected so many.
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23. tomekandjola
9:06 PM GMT on January 20, 2013
Great photo, Linda, wonderful treatment. Congratulations on AC and VIP.
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22. got2dogs
5:54 PM GMT on January 20, 2013
thanks for sharing your awesome photography with us Linda! truly moving!!
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21. Cowgazer
5:26 PM GMT on January 20, 2013
Of everything I admire about America, it's your pioneer style determination to prevail above whatever adversity presents itself that shines above everything else.
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20. gingyb
4:47 PM GMT on January 20, 2013
Sad but awesome AC. In my fovorites and on my desktop for all to see
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19. Biskitten
3:32 PM GMT on January 20, 2013
Sad story, but fantastic shot - AC Congrats, Linda!
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18. cyril8
2:29 PM GMT on January 20, 2013
Great reporting.
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17. pegpics
1:00 PM GMT on January 20, 2013
Amazing capture!!!...reports of this were kind of neglected in the mainstream media, guess there wasn't enough loss of life for them...!
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16. suzi46
12:49 PM GMT on January 20, 2013
and all practically within sight of bustling Manhattan/NYC..hard to fathom such destruction..total destruction next door to normal living..no wonder it's been hard to get aid into these areas! a wonderful and sobering image Linda!
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15. mieke
8:05 AM GMT on January 20, 2013
I'm without words!
Thanks for sharing.
Emmy
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14. Wanderoo
7:51 AM GMT on January 20, 2013
The residents of Breezy Point are resilient, but this damage was hard to swallow. Have watched a lot of coverage. Some residents are confused about whether to rebuild.

Your photo shows the positive spirit of the close knit community.

Thank you.
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13. NoleDawg
6:37 AM GMT on January 20, 2013
Your images always tell a story. Not surprising that you have 600-plus "ACs." Thanks for sharing your talents and creativity.
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12. Suzell
5:30 AM GMT on January 20, 2013
Heartache and hope. God bless all the victims and responders. A stunning photo.
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11. DebbiDoodles
4:56 AM GMT on January 20, 2013
Beautiful, compelling photo. The colors are amazing. Thank you for sharing.
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10. SVLover
4:07 AM GMT on January 20, 2013
As if the storm weren't enough. God bless New York and the spirit of the people who live there.
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9. jth523
2:53 AM GMT on January 20, 2013
Sad. Vibrant colors.
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8. catilac
2:43 AM GMT on January 20, 2013
Great video, thanks for posting :)
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7. llpj04
2:42 AM GMT on January 20, 2013
Such sadness with disasters. It seems like it takes longer & longer for repairs to be made after major storms to this area. 5 years after Katrina there were still houses on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain with blue roofs.(fema tarps)
5 months after Isaac there is still park piers that look just like they did the day after the storm & bridges to boat ramps still out.
Hopefully the NY area will bounce back sooner.
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6. backwardguy
2:28 AM GMT on January 20, 2013
Stirring. Beautiful, meaningful photo.
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5. minou
2:24 AM GMT on January 20, 2013
i feel the sadness but also the triumphant spirit of America. prayers to all who lost so much
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4. teach50
2:13 AM GMT on January 20, 2013
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3. Kennebunker
2:11 AM GMT on January 20, 2013
An intense image, for an intense event, Linda. Overwhelming to contemplate the huge changes to people's lives. Thanks for posting a hopeful image to remind us that there is still plenty of work that needs to be done.
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2. catilac
2:10 AM GMT on January 20, 2013
So sad, and this sure brings back some Katrina memories. Nice shot Linda!
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1. teach50
2:06 AM GMT on January 20, 2013
Here is a news report.
Fire officials have determined the cause of the fires that destroyed more than 120 homes in Breezy Point during Hurricane Sandy.
Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano said rising sea water made its way into electrical systems at a home at 173 Ocean Avenue.

First responders were unable to access the area because of severe flooding from the storm surge, allowing the fire to grow and burn for several hours.

Strong winds also helped it spread faster.

The fire burned for about 10 hours. It was put out after the storm at around 6:30 a.m.

One hundred and twenty-six homes were destroyed and 22 others were damaged.
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