|There was quite a lot of damage to sea walls in the neighborhood.|
|You can see how high the storm surge went by the debris field. The|
blue cans are torch fuel cans that washed onto our lawn.
|One of my neighbors sandbagged their driveway that led to a basement garage.|
|Lots of people tied up grills, garbage cans, and tool sheds to railings. My neighbor's toolshed|
blew over before we evacuated and probably helped buffer some of the wind damage to our yard.
|Our community dock seemed to survive okay.|
|This shell was by my back door and was carried as part of the storm surge.|
|Some of the construction sites in our neighborhood had some damage.|
|This is a common scene throughout Long Island: wires and trees down blocking roadways.|
|Another common scene.|
|One of the neighborhood cats seemed to survive the storm with aplomb.|
|We knew things were coming back to a bit of normalcy on Wednesday when the Coast Guard came ashore to |
pull outone of their search and rescue boats at our nearby boat launch.
|On Wednesday, some of the barges and docks were put back in place.|
|On Tuesday when we returned to survey damages, we were greeted with a double rainbow.|
|I spent a good part of Tuesday putting the yard back together. We just got power back on, but our basement is still damp. So, we still have quite a bit of work to do to get back to normal. However, most of Long Island is still without power.|