Villager: In the days following Superstorm Sandy, Tanya Acevedo, a mother of two, remembers that it “felt like we were living in the end of the world.”
While waiting for the power to return, her apartment in the Lillian Wald Houses on Avenue D was dark and cold.
“It felt so surreal,” she said.
She recalled that her son, then 3 years old, would cry from how cold it was in the late October, early November days after the storm hit New York.
Sandy killed 43 in the city, knocked out power for 2 million people, and caused $19 billion in damage in the city alone. Parts of Downtown Manhattan were inundated with more than 10 feet of water.
Today, Acevedo stocks extra blankets, nonperishable food and batteries in her apartment in case of another storm. Continue reading>>