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It was one of the communities hardest hit by super storm sandy breezy point it's a beachside community in Queens New York devastated.
By the massive fire that spread at home after home Monday night perhaps you've seen some of these heartbreaking images in -- -- At least a 131.
Homes wiped out.
It's -- picturesque community nicknamed the Irish Riviera.
Well no more.
Congressman Bob Turner lost his home there to Jamie Colby through the wreckage with him earlier.
Congressman how do you even describe this but this looks like.
A war zone.
-- was -- behind a few errors.
Remains of 431.
Homes of -- -- Papers for many years now deficient is the effort.
Well I was on the ground first and particularly in in -- harbor and upward channel where people felt terribly abandon.
Or up to 72 hours.
The volunteer effort to grassroots.
Than they did what had to be done.
Next level of government -- this wasn't.
And are very slow getting very disappointed.
I understand some of this.
A lot of bureaucratic missteps.
And I've been on the phone.
Practically force some of the people who -- who wasn't functioning.
It will be done that it is done.
When you -- 48 hours this.
When only one emergency food from the state of the -- very hungry.
The new York city police bomb hit a good job getting everyone out fire department giving them.
Jump to with a had some shelter.
From that point when I got back here or those that didn't even leave here.
A lot to do and a lot less.
Answer -- mean this is your home complete and utter destruction.
You've now turned into.
Another victim we'll rebuild and and you know people get tough breaks -- a lot of really stories yeah.
How -- you -- this is a pretty tough crowd.
Extra tough New Yorkers and that's a great spot to rebuild and we will.
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