Residents ‘Light the Shores’ for Hurricane Sandy One-Year Anniversary

AP

Residents gather in Coney Island brooklyn for the candlelight vigil. Photo credit: AP

This week marks the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy that swept ashore on October 29th. A year ago I was living on my couch, with my eyes glued to the TV as Mayor Bloomberg (along with his trusty ASL interpreter) updated us on one catastrophic news item after another, while my lights flickered. If only others’ in the Rockaways, Coney Island, Breezy Point and Jersey Shore shared that same experience–unfortunately with more than 100 lives perished and countless others displaced the recovery process remains in effect.

But, this somber occasion couldn’t go unnoticed, so volunteer recovery groups joined together with residents  to hold a candlelight vigil along the shore. Images are so much better in this case, so I will cease from typing and let your eyes tell the story of the importance of ‘lighting the shores.’

In Midland Beach, Staten Island. A resident raises the flag. Photo Credit: Getty Images

In Midland Beach, Staten Island. A resident raises the flag. Photo Credit: Getty Images

Residents of Red Hook walk together with candles raised. Photo credit: Getty Images

Residents of Red Hook walk together with candles raised. Photo credit: Getty Images

Breezy Point residents held their candlelight vigil in West Hamilton, NY. Photo credit: AP

Breezy Point residents held their candlelight vigil in West Hamilton, NY while a plane flies above. Photo credit: AP

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s