Sandy's Winds Fuel Six-Alarm Fire, Breezy Point, Rockaways

Oct 30, 2012

By Larry Neumeister

NBC / New York

A tiny beachfront neighborhood told to evacuate before Sandy hit New York burned down as it was inundated by floodwaters, transforming a quaint corner of the Rockaways into a smoke-filled debris field. By Tuesday morning, charred foundations of from 80 to 100 buildings were left in the sand at Breezy Point, a coastal community on Jamaica Bay known for its marshland and shorebirds.