Hurricane Sandy passed New York almost a week ago, but many areas on Staten Island remain flooded and without power. Neighborhood by the ocean were hit the most and the damage is still visible.
The grass on the fence of the Staten Island Hospital shows the level of water during the storm. It is just unbelievable, I can only imagine how it looked at that time. No surprise of all the damage it caused: nature showed its strength.
There is a lake where it didn't exist.
And a beach where a sidewalk used to be.
Earth itself opened under the pressure of the storm.
Father Capodanno Boulevard, a six lane road is all covered with sand.
The cars are floating in the air or lying on their side at the place of nature strike.
Time Warner has set up a charging station to help those without power and promote itself.
But what happened to the beach itself? All the water that was flooding the neighborhood retreated back into the ocean, carrying what it could take.
A road sign.
Furniture, parts of the fence, some small row boat, toys, benches, pipes... The whole beach is covered with the remains of somebody's posessions.
Also, throughout the beach, you can see leaves of cactus, although I am pretty sure it does not grow on Staten Island. There are many leaves, not just one or ten but much more. How did they get here?
And in exchange for all of that it left a large yacht ashore - Mooeak right in the middle of the beach.