Oct 31, 2012

Sandy gave it her best, leaving Red Hook to mop up

One of the worst storms in American history cut a swathe through the Brooklyn neighbourhood of Red Hook. Freelance journalist Alice Brennan joined locals for the clean-up.

Furniture design company Uhuru employees clean up after Sandy (Pic: Alexander Hotz)

“Give it ur best Sandy,” scrawled the graffiti on a piece of low-hanging scaffolding in Brooklyn’s seaside neighbourhood, Red Hook.

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2 thoughts on “Sandy gave it her best, leaving Red Hook to mop up

  1. Stevo the Working Twistie

    Wow. People helping each other out in a crisis and showing good humour in the face of disaster. Who knew so many people had Australian Values? Snarkiness aside – nice vignette Alice.

  2. AR

    I look forward to the ratbag right denying that such one-in-a-hundred-year disasters will becomee the norm is a climate changed world.
    As noted climatologist & atmospheric scientist Charles Krauthammer declaimed after Katrina, “this had nothing, repeat, NOTHING to do with climate change”, glug, glug, burble & bubble.
    The criterion is not the severity per se but the frequency & regularity of these ‘anomalies’ – when does an outlier become a trend?

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