"By God's grace, the disciples of the New York City Church of Christ on Staten Island, were spared any significant harm. Among the 100 Christians, only one basement flooded and one car was stolen. We've all dealt with a loss of electricity and gasoline shortages. However, we are extremely grateful that we haven't been harmed in anyway."
On Monday, October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area with coastlines from Long Island through New York City to the Jersey Shore taking the brunt of the storm. Staten Island, a borough of New York City, was among the most significantly impacted areas. On Staten Island, high winds of over 80 miles per hour coupled with high tide and a full moon created a storm surge that devastated our coastal area.
The storm surge reached over 15 feet high, crashing over one-story homes, and came inland over a mile flooding a densely populated area of Staten Island. The hardest hit area was flooded over a mile inland and about four miles across. While most of the Island lost power and have had to deal with fuel shortages, those inconveniences pale in comparison to the neighborhoods that lost homes and loved ones.
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