Overcoming Sandy: Beachfront Towns Burned, Flooded After Storm

Breezy Point suffers major devastation with 75 percent of homes flooded by hurricane.
3:00 | 11/05/12

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coming in because we know it's going to be a long road to recovery for so many hit by sandy. But that recovery has begun. You see juju again there in She has a story about how neighbors are helping neighbors and how the community is coming back together. Juju? Hey, george, I'm with the google group and they're giving out coffee to people who spent the night in cold apartments just up the way, suffered in biblical proportions. First there was a flood, then a massive fire that burned homes to the ground. Breezy point is a tight community of cops, police officers and teachers, they're banding gether to lend a helping hand. Reporter: It's what americans do best in times of tragedy, pull together to help one another. You need help with the house? Repr: As we bear witness to the aftermath of hurricane sandy amidst the devastating community there is inspiration. This is a neighborhood that sticks together. This is a very strong community and it will be again some day. Reporter: In breezy point, this bucket brigade brought much needed supplies to a town first drown by floodwater then incinerated by an inferno. The volunteer fire department lost everything. All our vehicles, all our equipment. Power tools, equipment. Everything. Reporter: But fellow firemen have come to their rescue. The fire department in the bronx allowed us to use one of their spare vehicles that we had just something to get around in, god forbid there is an emergency, we can get around. The people are lending you trucks? Yes. This crew from long island rushed down to donate old uniforms. It's the need for firefighters, we help each other out. This is for them. Hot meals, all the volunteer, churches, they're the ones that make it happen. Reporter: Donna soly who last week vent herd frustrations to senator charles schumer -- we're going to die, we're going to freeze. Reporter: Now says she's beginning to see the end of the tunnel. He promised to help and he brought everything he promised to bring. Reporter: At st. Thomas moore will many residents sought shelter from the storm mass was a time to reflect and give thanks. This peninsula will rise again. It will be a home for people and I know the lord will hear our prayers. As journalists, we see so much suffering in the wake of these kinds of disasters but we also get to witness so many acts of compassion. Yesterday, we bumped into volunteers, church groups and nonprofit organizations who are mobilizing on the ground. Some were helping to distribute donations. Others were going door to door, asking for what they need. We saw citizens pulling up on corners and passing out blankets and batteries and flashlights which is what this community needs most.

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