Photos: Far Rockaway and Fort Tilden after Hurricane Sandy (slide show)

The post-hurricane relief effort in New York City is far from over. See the devastation in Far Rockaway and find out how you can help.

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  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Hurricane Sandy Devastation in Far Rockaway-Fort Tilden

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Hurricane Sandy Devastation in Far Rockaway-Fort Tilden

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Hurricane Sandy Devastation in Far Rockaway-Fort Tilden

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Hurricane Sandy Devastation in Far Rockaway-Fort Tilden

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Hurricane Sandy Devastation in Far Rockaway-Fort Tilden

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Hurricane Sandy Devastation in Far Rockaway-Fort Tilden

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Hurricane Sandy Devastation in Far Rockaway-Fort Tilden

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Hurricane Sandy Devastation in Far Rockaway-Fort Tilden

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Hurricane Sandy Devastation in Far Rockaway-Fort Tilden

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Hurricane Sandy Devastation in Far Rockaway-Fort Tilden

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Hurricane Sandy Devastation in Far Rockaway-Fort Tilden

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Hurricane Sandy Devastation in Far Rockaway-Fort Tilden

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Hurricane Sandy Devastation in Far Rockaway-Fort Tilden

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Hurricane Sandy Devastation in Far Rockaway-Fort Tilden

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Hurricane Sandy Devastation in Far Rockaway-Fort Tilden

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Hurricane Sandy Devastation in Far Rockaway-Fort Tilden

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Hurricane Sandy Devastation in Far Rockaway-Fort Tilden

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Hurricane Sandy Devastation in Far Rockaway-Fort Tilden

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Hurricane Sandy Devastation in Far Rockaway-Fort Tilden

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Hurricane Sandy Devastation in Far Rockaway-Fort Tilden

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Hurricane Sandy Devastation in Far Rockaway-Fort Tilden

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Hurricane Sandy Devastation in Far Rockaway-Fort Tilden

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Hurricane Sandy Devastation in Far Rockaway-Fort Tilden

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Hurricane Sandy Devastation in Far Rockaway-Fort Tilden

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Hurricane Sandy Devastation in Far Rockaway-Fort Tilden

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Hurricane Sandy Devastation in Far Rockaway-Fort Tilden

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Hurricane Sandy Devastation in Far Rockaway-Fort Tilden

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Hurricane Sandy Devastation in Far Rockaway-Fort Tilden

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Hurricane Sandy Devastation in Far Rockaway-Fort Tilden

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Hurricane Sandy Devastation in Far Rockaway-Fort Tilden

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Hurricane Sandy Devastation in Far Rockaway-Fort Tilden

Photograph: Virginia Rollison

Hurricane Sandy Devastation in Far Rockaway-Fort Tilden


It's been a week since Hurricane Sandy ravaged New York City, including the hard-hit areas of Staten Island, Coney Island and Red Hook. TONY photo editor Virginia Rollison captured these shots in Far Rockaway and Fort Tilden over the weekend and had this to say about the community:

"In Far Rockaway, near Breezy Point, residents, volunteers and the National Guard all worked together to clear out houses and shovel the knee-deep coating of sand that's swept across the peninsula. Convoys of military vehicles brought in industrial-strength pumps for the last of the seawater, and [military personnel] announced over mobile loudspeakers the delivery of food and water to the FEMA base camp on Rockaway Point Boulevard. Hundreds of NYC sanitation trucks lined the streets, removing debris to the temporary mountain of rubble that spread across the parking lot at Jacob Riis Park. Everyone with a shovel and a pair of work gloves was out in the streets. 'We will rebuild!' was the motto, an inspiring, New Yorker attitude to move forward and keep positive even in the face of a huge natural disaster."

As temperatures drop and the clean-up continues, these devastated communities need your help more than ever. A few organizations specifically helping the Rockaways are:

Rockaway Relief Effort
Relief for the Rockaway Peninsula
Occupy Sandy Relief: Rockaways



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