It was a dreary sight, as dozens of families returned to the ravaged community of Breezy Point on the western edge of the Rockaway peninsula in Queens, NY on Wednesday to assess the damage of Hurricane Sandy.
Families returning home were confronted with scenes of utter devastation, with many houses still smoldering.
As reported by the New York Daily News:
Of the 2,800 homes in Breezy Point, 111 homes were completely destroyed, an FNDY officials said Wednesday. And 20 homes had some level of fire damage.
Though there were only a few minor injuries reported among residents and firefighters, officials have not ruled out the possibility that there may have been fatalities in Breezy Point, said Joe Downey, FDNY chief of special operations, who was conducting search and recovery on Wednesday.
The cause of the inferno, to which more than 200 firefighters responded, remains unclear, fire officials said.
No doubt it will take time to rebuild, but Breezy Point is a tight knit community and we’re sure they will all pull together.