One year ago today the region was hit with one of the biggest storms in Long Island history, as Hurricane Sandy downed trees, flooded and destroyed homes and caused a major gas crisis. One of the first things to go in the area was electric and many in the community went as long as two weeks without power. The fallout from the power loss led to the resignation of LIPA’s chief operating officer Michael Hervey.
We asked folks on our Facebook pages how they dealt with the loss of power. Here are some of the responses we got:
Danielle Spezia Bryson 11 days !! survived off a generator and fire place and our great friends that helped out!
Mizter Scott Co-hen Try 13 days... Or much worse for south shore Nassau and queens who are lucky if they even had a home to go back to.
Karen Sillifant lost power for a week. luckily we bought a generator after Irene. used it carefully, bbqed our food on the grill, big problem was getting the gas for the generator - we were lucky compared to so many
Arlene Rodriguez-Haller 12 days and had to stay with friends in ronkonkoma who luckily never lost it ....it was 25 degrees in my apt it was actually warmer outside than in.
Lynn Klein Four days. Survived a week without after Gloria, wasn't the end of the world.
Carol Smith Locklin 13 days without power. Everyone around us had power, we were told we were "not a priority". It took the crew from Arizona 20 minutes to hook up our transformer. We were lucky enough to have a generator hooked up the day it snowed until the power came on, but we didn't have real food
Head on over to our My Sandy Story blog and share your opinions, stories, photos and more.
And it’s easy to share.
Visit the blog here and click on the open text box under the heading to create a post and upload a photo.
Or, from the homepage, follow these steps:
Sign in to your Patch. (Click “Join” if you don’t have an account yet.)
Click the "Blogs" tab, near the top of the homepage and then locate the My Sandy Story blog in the left-hand column. Click on it.
Click in the box that says, “Write a new post” and then click on “Article” at the top.
Give your post a headline, enter the body of the story and upload your photos.
Click “Post now.”