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Sandy survivors – one year later

A badly damaged home leans to one side along the beach in the Belle Harbor section of the borough of Queens, N.Y., on Monday in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. (Associated Press)
A badly damaged home leans to one side along the beach in the Belle Harbor section of the borough of Queens, N.Y., on Monday in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. (Associated Press)

We remember the images of rain, wind, storm surge and massive destruction brought by Superstorm Sandy along the East Coast one year ago. The re-building continues with drywall and insulation as well as courage. Lots and lots of courage.

Perhaps most poignant were images of nurses and other hospital staff tending to the infants – some with serious medical conditions. Staff carried infants down several flights of stairs while watching monitors, and listening for directions in the midnight darkness, “Step, step, step…”  They evacuated the powerless building and got those babies and their families transported safely to other hospitals.

One year later all those babies are active toddlers now – healthy and moving forward: step, step, step. 

(S-R archive photo: Queens, N.Y.)




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