Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sandy. Boats. Videos

A brief look at just a small portion of the damage done to boats and marinas by Superstorm Sandy...

We found a few videos on YouTube featuring boats, marinas and more in the aftermath of Sandy. If you were in the path of this destructive storm, we hope you and your family are safe, and of course our thoughts are with those of you still struggling through this. If you need help, one of the best places to start is http://www.redcross.org. If you feel moved to help people affected by the storm, please donate money to the Red Cross right now.

Warning: whether you are a boater in the Northeast, or anywhere else in the country, these videos may be difficult to watch.

First up is aerial footage from above the devastated New Jersey coastline, uploaded today by ... 




More videos after the jump...



Boats Damaged on Long Island 

Next up are two videos filmed and uploaded today by YouTube user of some serious boat damage around Merrick, NY, a town on Long Island...




 

Tanker on Staten Island. Literally. 

And now for something completely different. Here's some raw footage of a large tanker ship that was washed up on shore off the coast of Staten Island, New York, on Wednesday following the onslaught of Superstorm Sandy. Video courtesy of the . Other news outlets identified this ship as the 700-ton tanker John B. Caddell.


 

Boats on the road

Next up is a video of part of a news report from NY's NBC affiliate, uploaded by a YouTube user, which shows boats that were swept into the street in Broad Channel, between Howard Beach and Rockaway Beach in Queens.


Boats on Cars

Lastly, we found another video from Staten Island, this time from Mansion Ave, of what looks like piles of boats and cars near a marina, courtesy of YouTube user .



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Feeling moved by any of this... there are lots of people who need your help. Please consider making a donation to the Red Cross right now.

If you have any pictures or videos of boat damage that you want to share, feel free to add them as comments below or on our Facebook page: http://facebook.com/dailyboater 



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