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Road to Recovery: Hurricane Sandy Rescue Stories

Read stories of rescue and relief from Hurricane Sandy.


"Our Home Is Destroyed, But We Are Safe"
Last year, when Hurricane Irene struck the tri-state region, Warren and Kate Sherwood heeded the mandatory evacuation orders and left their Long Beach residence.


Storm Evacuees Become Rescuers
When Sarah Korman was debating whether to evacuate the Long Beach apartment that she shares with her fiancé Michael Cunha, she had one major concern in mind: her six pets.


Faithful Friends
Every day for the past week, Randy Lerner been shuffling from the Red Cross shelter across the street from our emergency animal rescue center to visit his cat Maximilian.


The Tale of Genevieve and Juliet
The Odery family lost their home and most of their possessions a year ago, when Hurricane Irene struck the waterfront community in Nassau County, NY.


Gigi's Sisters Come for a Visit
Sisters Roselynn and Julia Baez were able to remain in their home in a Long Beach apartment building until Thursday, November 1, several days after Hurricane Sandy had done its worst.


Shelter for Shiloh
Virginia Clay evacuated her Long Beach home on Tuesday, after spending a harrowing night listening to the flood waters as they filled the first floor.


Daisee and Chloe Find Shelter from Storm
Janine Siegel lives in one of the hardest hit areas of Long Island: the oceanfront community of Long Beach, in southwestern Nassau County.


Owners Honor Dog by Helping Animals in Need
On a chilly Saturday afternoon less than a week after Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeast, Doreen Hallick arrived at the emergency animal shelter in Nassau County with her niece Abigail and nephew Thomas.


California Family Weathers the Storm
Less than six months ago, Tim Pratt and his family moved from California to Bayville for his new job.


Dog Remains Safe While Owner Hard at Work
Dominic Lampasi has been working nearly non-stop since the storm hit.


College Educator Lends a Helping Hand 
As a science teacher at Nassau Community College, Carole Neidich-Ryder is accustomed to spending time near Mitchel Field, which is adjacent to  the school's campus.