story by: Gina Harkins
photo courtesy of: Sgt. Megan Angel, USMC
Marines arrived Sunday in New York City’s Staten Island borough, a community devastated by last week’s superstorm, to assist local authorities with ongoing cleanup efforts and deliver food to those displaced by the destruction.
Hurricane Sandy, which pummeled the East Coast on Oct. 29 and 30, hit Staten Island particularly hard, accounting for nearly half of the state’s storm-related deaths. Twenty-foot waves and a 14-foot storm surge caused massive flooding here, demolishing homes and infrastructure. Nearly a week later, more than 2 million residents remain without electricity, officials said.
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