August 28, 2011 4:04 pm at 4:04 pm #598960StrivingfortruthMember
How’s it looking in Far Rockaway? What are we coming home to?August 28, 2011 4:27 pm at 4:27 pm #802706yossi z.Member
I would like to know that also. How badly did we get flooded? Any damage anywhere? How soon can we head back?
😀 Zuberman! 😀August 28, 2011 4:41 pm at 4:41 pm #802707chaimssParticipant
I’d like to third that- I’m supposed to be heading into Sh’or Yoshuv tomorrow or Tuesday, was there any damage there?August 28, 2011 4:55 pm at 4:55 pm #802708theeariMember
I heard there was looting…August 28, 2011 4:56 pm at 4:56 pm #802709yehudayonaParticipant
I’m a refugee from Bayswater. I tried calling home, as well as a bunch of neighbors. No one’s answering machine picked up, so I suspect either power is out or telephones are out. From what I’ve read, the roads are mostly passable.August 28, 2011 5:01 pm at 5:01 pm #802710ronrsrMember
Routine teuton eiffel-lootin’August 28, 2011 5:07 pm at 5:07 pm #802711oyveykidsthesedaysMember
My yeshiva starts on Wednesday. Do you think things will be back to normal by then?August 28, 2011 5:11 pm at 5:11 pm #802712ronrsrMember
YesAugust 28, 2011 5:16 pm at 5:16 pm #802713RSRHMember
I never left. B”H all is well. Looks like zero to minimal flooding, just from rainwater in a few spots and intersections, and nothing more than a few inches. Some trees and branches are down. Most of the power is up, I hear (at least I have power, but I have LIPA). Rumors of some looting in a couple of places, including Oak Drive – but I took a drive down there this morning and there didn’t seem to be anything amiss, so I can’t confirm.
Bottom line – come back, clean out your gutters, and push the twigs off your car. Nothing much more than that for the most part except for a couple of isolated incidents.August 28, 2011 5:22 pm at 5:22 pm #802714TomcheMember
LIPA serves Far Rockaway, Queens?August 28, 2011 5:32 pm at 5:32 pm #802715yehudayonaParticipant
Yes, LIPA serves Far Rockaway, but apparently Mayor Bloomberg doesn’t know it (at least he only had a Con Ed spokesman at his drasha). I looked on the LIPA website, and there seems to be an outage in parts of FR, though it’s not very specific. My answering machine still isn’t responding, so I suspect we’re out. RSRH, did you go to shul Shabbos morning? How many showed up?August 28, 2011 5:40 pm at 5:40 pm #802716mewhoParticipant
lipa the singer?August 28, 2011 6:50 pm at 6:50 pm #802717chaimssParticipant
Long Island Power Authority…August 28, 2011 7:04 pm at 7:04 pm #802718RSRHMember
I daven at Sharrey, which was filled pretty much like regular for shachris, mincha, and maariv on shabbos. They also had minyanim this morning as usual. I heard the White Shul was closed after 1 PM on shabbos afternoon, but on shabbos morning it was business as usual. I can’t speak to other shuls in Far Rockaway, especially those closer to Seagirt Blvd, but I did see people closing up the Sulitzer Bais Midrash at around 9 PM on motzai shabbos, so I assume they had minyanim as well.
Brach’s is open, as are some of the stores on Central Ave. The neighborhood is a bit dirty and there is an occasional tree blocking a lane here and there but really not as bad as that tornado last year or the storm we had that motzai shabbos in March.August 28, 2011 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm #802719happiestMember
Jarvis by Tag and Lanett by Rabbi Brown’s shul were very badly flooded. Like halfway up the mailboxes but the water receded already. There definitely was a lot of damage done to trees in this area too. I saw the entire sidewalk torn up because of a tree that was completely uprooted.
The surf at the beach is very high too!August 28, 2011 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm #802720emlfMember
I wasn’t home for Shabbos, but came back this afternoon. Power is on, boruch HaShem. I don’t know if there was an outage over Shabbos. Please, be very, very, very cautious re trees and wires. As mentioned – the flooding loosens trees and the trees fall. Some trees fell in Boro Park. Please be very cautious!August 28, 2011 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm #802721emlfMember
Also, it’s very windy out there right now.August 29, 2011 1:33 am at 1:33 am #802722bygirl93Member
power was out since 730 am- now just turned back on- damage is not so bad- i dont know about damage from inside houses though- there was looting on cedar lawn- and a few failed attempts of lootin in bayswater and reads lane- BH” ppl were suspicious tackled them and called the cops!August 29, 2011 1:56 am at 1:56 am #802723ootinnyMember
haha lipa the singer! good one! LIPA ROCKS!!!August 29, 2011 4:13 am at 4:13 am #802724yossi z.Member
Gee I didn’t realize that so many posters lived in far rockaway too. Cool! So I am not the only one! I still haven’t gotten home yet (public transportation is still down) so I will hopefully be going home from work tomorrow (if I can get there)
😀 Zuberman! 😀
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