Coney Island: NYPD’s 60 Pct Severely Damaged By Sandy


The destructive force of Hurricane Sandy is a continuing headache for the NYPD.

At the 60th Precinct in Coney Island, basement walls were smashed, knocked down by the raging water. The station house was evacuated weeks ago. There’s still no direct electricity there. The lights and equipment powered by generators. And police have been forced to work out of another station house for now.

“They have significant structural damage that’s going to have to be addressed,” said Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.

Officers in the 60th Precinct say the basement cells had water to the ceiling.

When officers heard walls cracking, they ran out of the building, fearing it would come crumbling down.