FEMA showed up last week to survey the leftovers from Irene and a lot of you asked why were they coming now after so much time has passed, and so many repairs have already been made. That gave me the idea for this week’s installment of Friday Photography. I went around to a few spots that I know received a walloping and took a look at what was there now. This is by no means a survey of the entire City, just a quick snapshot (no pun intended). Also take a look at some photos I put together right after Hurricane Irene to remember just how intense it was.
I really appreciate all the feedback I received last week and if any of you have some good shoot ideas, let me know.
4.5 Months After Irene
On the beach between National and Edwards, an emergency lane marker stands over the remnants of the brick and cinder-block walls that failed to hold the sea back
Behind the empty lot next to the Allegria, where the sea wall burst flooding the street, a new lumber wall hovers over the sand. Take a look at this photo taken as the storm hits shows the sea after it pushed through the former wall. And here’s another view.
Without a leg to stand on
One of the shack’s shutters swings ajar
After a much needed renovation, the new bathrooms at National Blvd were short-lived as they quickly became flooded and buried when Irene hit weeks later. Now they sit boarded up and more buried than ever.
At the beach entrance to the Allegria, the high water mark is still visible
By New York Ave, the lifeguard station and snack shack were nearly destroyed. October’s rapid push to rebuild their decks seems to have been abandoned as sand piles on the lumber. Take a look at how it stood the morning Irene hit
The west snack shack without any decking.
After a blitz of sawing and hammering, now the new deck just waits.
One of the many ramps destroyed by the storm surge.
After Kelly Slater and Quiksilver rushed to rebuild the Magnolia playground, little has been done by the City.
What once was a colorful, child-painted mosaic wall, now is open and exposed to the ocean
Two colorfully-painted mosaic tiles sit buried in the rubble under the boardwalk. These should be saved and used in a new wall.