Gerald Silvester shows me the water mark on his house. He’s glad he evacuated as the water level came above the height of his two children. He lives in a single story home.
He came home to find everything destroyed. The water had even overturned his refrigerator, which he found in the middle of his living room.
I met Gerald four days after Sandy hit Rockaway. After he showed me the inside of his home, I would be very surprised, if a month later he and his family would have been able to move back in. There is still no power in parts, no cell phone service, no heat and mold has become a huge issue.