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His is more than hot one of -- more than a hundred homes that burned to the ground in Queens New York as sandy came ashore Monday night.
This is a new video you're seeing -- the complete devastation.
In that beachfront community a breezy point.
Firefighters arrived at the scene to find chest high water in the streets forcing them to used boats to make rescues.
The flooding and high winds kept the fire raging for several hours.
In another area terrorized by sandy.
Is in Long Beach island New Jersey.
Look at these aerial shots.
The massive storm surge hurling boats right up into people's yards littering the area with motorcycles.
One resident says the area looks like a war zone.
Well one of the -- -- reported that many homes had three to six feet of water inside.
Then that Von Klemperer.
Is in -- to get -- New Jersey which is on Long -- island right near that area he's joining us live now by phone Ben thank you for being here.
Did you decide to ride out the storm in your home.
I did what was that like.
Well what that periodic -- night in my life and their word is but the third reasons why I decided data out here.
One -- which is that there are no large trees anywhere near my property.
Now -- Belichick -- -- hurricane.
The other day I had almost a full city block on either side of me between the ocean -- the day.
And on the Oceanside at my specific location.
I knew that the speech was very wide and -- -- -- or very wide.
So I figured you know I rode out Irene here alt though.
I figured you know if this storm with many orders of magnitude bigger -- Irene which it wide.
-- -- get a little flooding and dot thankfully at high tide on Monday night.
8:42 PM I'll always remember that exact five -- that -- communicate and been turned out okay.
It for you they did for others in Long Beach island did not so much it's a very narrow island.
Where the ocean is on one side in the -- is on the other and I believe it's only one time in history have the two met.
And -- do this our storm surge or or other reasons and it happened this time with the main road that runs through Long Beach island looking like.
An ocean and you can see some of the devastation in these pictures that resulted describe the scene as you know right now outside.
I'm well I can't see very much of the island at you head down -- main boulevard out from my count.
You eventually caught in the southbound lane you come to a police car with -- like watching.
And they'll tell you that the only people felt at that point are.
You know crucial personnel.
Or anyone who agreed to be escorted off the island by the police.
That's as far as you can get my particular community.
-- pretty well I know -- exterior damage on the home as you go to doubt.
Are you beginning to speed you know and -- prized horse on the ocean side.
I did one area that I believe very quickly because they're the very strong now that.
You know I also saw you know in in storm surge stand.
A big hole about -- -- -- -- with -- would bubbling up for it it just think what it was.
Though as you -- -- Did the move gets a little more hot thing I did have a please doctor tell me after about southern LBI.
And -- is that quote that really that belt might have you.
You know go out to everybody here.
All the best to you thank you forget sharing your experience with us we appreciate it.
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