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After Hurricane Sandy.

Giles Clarke | United States

Pedro Correa stands on his doorstep on Kissam Avenue, Staten Island. Pedro went back to his house to collect a generator as water began quickly rising having breached the sea wall. He was soon on the roof of his house which then was torn away from the foundation and he floated out to sea. He only survived by scrambling back over a floating field of debris. 'I was a first responder at 9-11 at ground Zero, a driver in Iraq during the first invasion wave in 2003 but nothing was as scary as this', says a relieved Pedro a couple days later.
.Nov2 2012

 I am a photographer and live in NYC. When the storm had passed, I left the city and made my way to Staten Island. I arrived to a scene of destruction. These pictures were taken in those early days immediately after the worst storm ever to hit US eastern seabord. I stayed for a month and these images are just a few of the many I took over those 4 weeks. 

Please help if you can by donating or volunteering @ www.occupysandy.org

https://www.facebook.com/gilesclarkephotography

 Please help if you can by donating or volunteering @ www.occupysandy.org

I took these images in the weeks after hurricane 'Sandy' hit the New York area. The destruction was immense and it was difficult getting around many of these places. I travelled around with Occupy Sandy volunteers and took these pictures to help people understand who how bad the storm had affected the local residents. 

Please help if you can by donating or volunteering @ www.occupysandy.org
 

 Giles Clarke

 

https://www.facebook.com/gilesclarkephotography

gcwingman@gmail.com

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