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My Friend Weathered Hurricane Sandy in Far Rockaway

Published on NewsOK Published: November 1, 2012

After the storm passed, Ben Natan walked through neighboring Breezy Point, where more than 100 homes burned down on Monday. "It looked like a war zone," he said.

"The only upside of the hurricane was meeting my neighbors. Everyone in the building came downstairs to see their cars," he said. "We started saying, 'Hi, I'm…' and talking to each other."

Ben Natan said that he does not yet have electrical service or cell phone reception at his apartment, but he does have gas and water. Although his flooring sustained no damage, many of his neighbors will be rebuilding waterlogged floors with the help of New York flooring contractors.

Other neighborhood amenities will have to be rebuilt. "My barber is the best barber in the Rockaways, and his shop was totally destroyed. He is a very nice guy," he said.

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