Vast majority is storm surge damage in places where shit should not be built.
When you get the sob stories they never seem to include the fact that their place cost 1/3 the price of the one up on higher ground two blocks away. I know most of it is old, but a responsible zoning plan would either not allow structures to be built in areas just 10' over sea level or require some very sturdy pilings and construction codes.
Last edited by SouthernListen; 11-04-2012 at 11:43 PM.
As a born and raised Floridian, I can tell you these pictures of Sandy's destruction are unbelievable.... Only Hurricane Andrew caused such horrendous damage back in the 1990s, and that was in Miami-Dade county, and was a Category FIVE storm.
These pics blow my mind - this was only a cat ONE - but that storm surge did damage that I never would've imagined...
It's a LONG road to recovery for these poor folks... what was "normal" is gone... Hopefully, this Nor'easter coming doesn't do MORE damage... just an awful situation.