Heroic NY community rallies together despite devestation left in Sandy’s wake | Synopsis

Heroic NY community rallies together despite devestation left in Sandy’s wake

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Tragedy has too often visited one Queens community, but residents drew a line in the sand with Superstorm Sandy, rallying with a surfboard and kayaks at the storm’s peak to rescue themselves as a fire engulfed 14 homes and flaming embers came at them like a torch. “We heard screaming and crying in the dark,” 55-year-old Thomas Buell recalled as he explained the midnight march through 4-foot-high flood waters in Belle Harbor by dozens of residents to reach a yacht club on higher ground. “It was a nightmare.” People here know disaster. On these few blocks of beach community, the Sept. 11 attacks hit hard, followed weeks later by a plane crash that killed 265 people and now Superstorm Sandy, which took lives and touched off fires that destroyed about two dozen homes.

People:

Thomas Buell

Overall Sentiment: -0.190654

Relevance: 0.783185

Sentiment Quote
-0.192433 “We heard screaming and crying in the dark,” 55-year-old Thomas Buell recalled …
-0.232989 “We heard screaming and crying in the dark,” 55-year-old Thomas Buell recalled as he explained the midnight march through 4-foot-high flood waters in Belle Harbor by dozens of residents to reach a yacht club on higher ground. “It was a nightmare.”
-0.252069 “There was a lot of current, but people were close together, holding on to each other,” Buell said. …
-0.240938 “Up the block it was like the apocalypse,” he said, …
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 4
  • Aggregate Sentiment: -0.918429
  • Mean: -0.22960725
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731

Troy Bradwisch

Overall Sentiment: -0.0979177

Relevance: 0.351957

Sentiment Quote
0.140456 Bradwisch, a former Navy nurse who now works at a federal prison in Brooklyn, said everyone kept calm during the evacuation “because we had kids.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 1
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.140456
  • Mean: 0.140456
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731

Superstorm Sandy

Overall Sentiment: -0.092677

Relevance: 0.339953

Tommy Woods

Overall Sentiment: 0.136602

Relevance: 0.327075

Charlie Moran

Overall Sentiment: 0.225275

Relevance: 0.322974

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Additional Info:

Facility: Belle Harbor

Overall Sentiment: -0.0191268

Relevance: 0.464495

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Heroic NY community rallies together despite devestation left in Sandy’s wake

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Queens residents rallied with a surfboard and kayaks at Sandy’s peak to rescue themselves. 

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